SAASTA produce a number of printed resources which can be downloaded free of charge.
Astronomy - your guide to the universe
This booklet is one of the resources aimed at primary school learners (grades 6 & 7), as they prepare to take part in an Astronomy Quiz which will be launched by SAASTA in 2006, but is relevant to anyone interested in facts about our universe. [File size 2,540 KB]
An easy guide to sustainable development
This booklet aims to educate learners on issues relating to sustainable development. It includes information about the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in 2002, but is relevant for use after the WSSD as well. [File size 1,572 KB]
Biosciences - science about life
This booklet aims to give readers, whether the scientists of tomorrow or the curious at heart, a glimpse into the fascinating world of biosciences. [File size 3,560 KB]
Coastal Fishery Resources - an easy guide
This booklet, by the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, serves to provide some biological and ecological background to the commonly caught or harvested species along the Eastern Cape coast. [File size 5,749 KB]
Innovation made easy
A useful booklet on how to go about patenting and marketing an invention as well as how to make money selling the product. [File size 380 KB]
Astronomy poster: Origins of the Universe
An illustrative poster depicting the origins of the Universe in stages. [File size 442 KB]
Astronomy poster: Modern Space Exploration
An illustrative poster highlighting modern space exploration and the pioneers of astronomy.[File size 478 KB]
Astronomy poster: Southern Africa - Mapping the Universe
A poster highlighting the astronomical organisations in southern Africa and where to study astronomy. [File size 280 KB]
Antarctica poster series
Discover Antarctica using this series of six posters featuring information about Antarctica, South Africa's involvement, interesting facts, and the different aspects of Antarctic research.[File size 8,669 KB]
Major science thrusts in South Africa
An illustrative poster highlighting the major science thrusts in South Africa. [File size 1,830 KB]
Periodic table of the elements
An illustrative periodic table of the elements poster. [File size 1,321 KB]
What on earth is sustainable development?
An illustrative poster about what you should and should not do in terms of sustainable development. [File size 410 KB]
Who's who in South Africa's space zoo!
An illustrative poster featuring all the major stakeholders in space technology in South Africa. [File size 364 KB]
So what are South African scientists doing in Antarctica? This series of four cartoon strips reveals some of the exciting activities being undertaken on this unique continent and the Antarctic Islands.
The 400 million year old fish, studying fish larvae and the endangered turtles of St Lucia. This series of three cartoon strips reveals some of the exciting activities being undertaken by bioscientists in SA.
How genetically modified (GM) crops are made, a history of DNA, how Futhi was cloned and the GMO approval process.
Metadata on samples and data collected
Spaceward Bound careers
Where there is life
EasyScience is a popular science supplement aimed at senior primary school children. Download the current and past monthly supplements (which forms part of MiniMag) filled with science material that covers and supplements the school curriculum.
The following three issues of Archimedes still prove popular even though the publication has been discontinued:
- Genetic engineering issue [March 2003]
- Careers issue [July 2002]
- HIV/AIDS special issue [August 2001]
The Public Understanding of Biotechnology (PUB) Programme offers a wide variety of free resources for download, from educational cartoons to discussion documents.
The World Space Week South Africa website offers a downloadable solar system boardgame in a number of local languages and a variety of other educational resources.
SA Space Portal: www.space.gov.za