National Science Week


National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

National Science Week is celebrated from  Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 August 2020.  This year’s school theme is ‘Deep Blue: innovation for the future of our oceans’

National Science Week encourages younger people to become fascinated by our planet’s oceans and engage with ocean science.

In person

Check out the large science and marine life collections at your local library, and pick up a colouring sheet and science activity to do at home.


The City of Joondalup Libraries have online activities to entertain and inspire scientific thinking in children:

  • Toddler Time Online – Sing along with songs and rhymes inspired by the ocean and listen to this week’s book Hooray for Fish by Maisy Cousins. Suitable for ages 2 – 4 years.
  • Lego Club Online – Be inspired to create your very own underwater adventure. Suitable for ages 5 – 12 years.
  • Code to Save the Seas –  Develop your coding skills by creating a game to improve the health of our oceans. It can be as simple or as complicated as you want! Suitable for ages 6-12 years.
  • Chop Chop Stories – A fresh, colourful and interactive program for children aged 5-10 years. The National Science Week words are Submarine, Tentacle and Bicep. Learn about the scientific names of sea creatures through fun and exciting stories.

There are also a number of Science projects to try at home from the National Science Week website.