The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa. SAASTA is business Unit of the National Research Foundation.

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Below are some fantastic resources that could aid you with your assignments, check them out!

  • EasyScience - a four-page science supplement to the youth magazine MiniMag. Download the latest issue and many back issues of EasyScience for free.
  • Primary School Science Intervention - an initiative aimed at advancing science at primary school level.
  • National Science Olympiad - a competition open to learners in grades 10 to 12 in Physical Science and Biology. Ask your teacher to find out more and to enter your school before 30 January 2011. There are super prizes to be won!
  • TechnoYouth – these three-day workshops are aimed at underprivileged learners in grades 7 to 9 from areas in and around Johannesburg, introducing them to technology.
  • National Schools Debates – are you interested in debating? Check out whether your school can participate in this fun project.
  • Astronomy Quiz - A competition aimed at Grade 7 learners based on themes around astronomy. Even if your school is not participating in this quiz, you can download the booklet Your Guide to the Universe and learn about the fascinating topic of astronomy.

Here are some links to some really cool sites you can check out, have fun!

  • Afrigadget blog
    Solving everyday problems with African ingenuity.
  • Amusement Park Physics
    How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? In this exhibit, you'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster. Plan it carefully - it has to pass a safety inspection. You can also experiment with bumper car collisions.
  • At Home Astronomy
    Hands-on science experiments for the whole family.
  • Science Project Ideas for Kids
    Sciencec Fair tips for learners, parents and teachers and much more.
  • BrainPOP
    Health, science, technology, math, english animation and educational site for kids.
  • Chem4Kids
    Chem4Kids! The web site that teaches chemistry fundamentals to children and adults!
  • Cool Science for Curious Kids
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology... on screen, off screen, and in between.
  • DNA from the beginning
    DNA is fast becoming the focus of much of the latest research geing done into forensics and cloning, among other things. Visit the site and learn more about the most important molecule of life.
  • Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
    If you love numbers then you can easily get lost in this site. Whether it be geometry, trigonometry, algebra or calculus, you'll find all the info you need right here.
  • FunBrain
    FunBrain is a great site for online educational games for kids of all ages.
  • How Stuff Works
    The index to over 1000 fantastic 'How Stuff Works' articles!
  • Insecta
    Dedicated to the diversity of South African insect life.
  • Kiddy House
    Resource centre for kids and teachers.
  • KidsClick Web Search
    Web search for kids by librarians.
  • Neuroscience for kids
    The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!!
  • Paleomap Project
    A journey into our planet's history. Ever wondered what Earth looked like 1 000 million years ago? This site has all the maps, 3-D images and animations you need to get a good idea of what it was like.
  • Quiz Hub
    A fun online interactive learning center.
  • Science Jokes And Humor
    This is a collection of K-12 science jokes and humour by topic. The jokes are short, not complicated or abusive and can serve as a science education tool.
  • South African Rocketry Association
    An organisation responsible for the controlling of model, high power and experimental rocketry in South Africa. Find out more about this exciting hobby!
  • The NASA SCIence Files
    The NASA 'Why?' Files is designed to enhance and enrich the teaching of mathematics, science, geography, and technology in grades three though five. The NASA 'Why?' Files is a television and web-based project that provides students with the opportunity to apply the methods of science while solving real world problems.
  • TryScience
    TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide.
  • What's that stuff?
    Ever wondered what ink is made of, or lipstick or cement or self-tanning lotion? This is the site that will settle your curiosity about what goes into anything and everything.
  • Yahooligans! Top 5 Coolest Sites
    A weekly list of favourite sites for kids.
  • Whyville
    Whyville is an on-line community dedicated to learning science and maths through exploration and communication.  
  • Chemistry Behind Cleaning
    Cleaning is a common household task,so most people give little thought to why certain cleaning products work the way they do. The truth is that cleaning is rooted in chemistry.

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