2022 National Science Week with Science Alliance

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To celebrate National Science Week, Dr. V and some Science Alliance participants have made a science video for every day this week! 

Each video teaches us something about science using a fun activity.

Watch below – to try an activity for yourself, download and print the templates provided (or ask a friend or family member to do this for you). 


The Science Alliance group acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which these videos were filmed and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. All National Science Week videos were filmed on Ngunnawal country. 


Dr. V, Mitch and Max from Science Alliance teach us about aerodynamics using paper planes.

Download the paper plane template below to try it for yourself. 


Kai, Taylor and Max from Science Alliance talk about LARPing as a way to improve hand eye coordination, building gross motor skills and crossing the central cortex


Join Taylor and Dr V in making your very own set of wings!



Learn all about fire with Alice, Taylor and Dr V.


In this video, Tess and Dr. V explain thermodynamics! They use hot and cold water to show how molecules move faster in hot liquids. 

Try it yourself at home: Get two clear glasses. Fill one with cold water, and another with warm water. Drop some food colouring in to both glasses at the same time. 


In Saturday’s video, Max and Dr. V explain how air pressure can make bottle rockets fly.

To try this yourself, you need a bottle rocket launcher from a local store and a friend or family member to help you. The rockets go very fast, so don’t try this alone! 


Are you interested in learning more about science? Do you have Down syndrome or an intellectual disability?

You can try any of the above activities by joining our Science Alliance group, running on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week during school terms.

You can try Contact the ACTDSA office at admin@actdsa.org.au or (02) 6290 0656 to find out how you can join in!