This Month's Index:
does 'grow on trees'. By growing indigenous trees, The Trees for Fees programme
helps pay school fees.
What does that word mean? Simply SMS your query to Mobidic, the mobile
From laggard to world class: reforming maths and science education in South
medals for South African Maths Team
A South African teenager won the grand prize in an Africa-wide youth writing
contest on the theme "A Full Food Basket for Africa by 2020".
New tools in the science classroom for practical teaching.
Stimulating an enthusiasm for medicine. Introducing an interactive, practical
junior medical course.
Brain awareness week events and competition.
Six UCT students are spearheading an initiative to provide a much-needed,
up-to-date mathematics, physics, and chemistry 'textbook' to all Grade 12 pupils
Intel has launched its third Computer Clubhouse in Phefeni in Orlando West,
Soweto to provide education and training in IT for disadvantaged people.
chemistry is not such a tough subject to learn. You just need to go step by
step, says educator.
4- 10 celebrates World Space Week. Find out about events and competitions.
October 10th is World Mental Health Day
mobile technology truck launched. It will travel to various venues in South
Africa. Hop on board to learn about technology.
elementary: how people, places, planets, mythical gods and the Orient have
inspired the naming of the elements from California to behind the then Iron
access to scientific research. Is a solution at hand?
SA "Science Oscar's" winner explores THE question: Why don't kids
learn maths and science successfully?
Expo winners at Intel International fair
biology laboratory is launched in SA to bring hands on practicals to
African university space science programme takes off
International Mathematics Competition for University Students
National Science, Engineering and Technology week kicks off. For more
information on events near you, visit http://www.fest.org.za/nsweek/index.html
Win at Sasol Scifest -
Rhodes university scholarships for quizz winners
Teaching evolution in schools "not a priority".
What's your say?
55 - 60% of 1st year further education students and post matric job seekers
have never touched a keyboard! Find out about Monash Learningfast
New Web-based Physical Science Resource for South African Schools
Regional haze over the Highveld project - enlisting school pupils in climate
set for Mintek Science Quiz
Pan African Mathematics Olympiad of the African Mathematical Union
Working With Wonder 'A Handbook for Holistic Education in Natural Sciences'
Understanding solar eclipses
Educators get ready for Eclipse-watching - 4th December 2002.
Get pupils motivated for the 4th December 2002 solar eclipse.
International Conference Celebrates Diversity in Science and Technology
HIV/AIDS education in schools has not achieved significant behaviour change,
despite high levels of knowledge among students, a study has found.
Soul Buddyz 2 now on TV, deals with issues including the Environment, HIV/AIDS
and Learning Disabilities.
A Careers, Education and Training Faire that will transform the career seeking
process into a brand new dimension of advice and opportunities will take place
from February to May 2003.
Masters programme in ICT policy and regulation for Southern Africa
Yethu - Our Nature. SABC educational TV to teaches young viewers to take
responsibility for the environment
interprovincial mathematics results
Basic or applied sciences? Scientists from the Centre for High Energy
Physics argue that basic sciences should take as high a priority as the applied
sciences in developing countries.
SA pupils shine at International Maths Olympiad
A leading South African cosmologist tackles the fundamental questions on the
universe in new web-site.
What do you mean pH = -1? How best can we teach pH in the classroom?
Educators get up to speed with new books. New help guides for Mathematics
Amesa Mathematics Challenge announces dates.
Young designers tackling real challenges in South Africa win SABS design awards
Vega Trust puts Science TV on the web.
development for Mathematics Teachers
and Education in a vicious cycle
7th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology
(PCST) Network - Call for abstracts from science communicators.
Third international Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
South Africa scoops gold medals at the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad
competitive spirit thrives at this year's Sasol Scifest : prizes for teachers
21 Now: An international internet conference for students aged 14 +
Science Tech - Science in Action on School TV.
Maths - an out of this world experience!
offer for Teachers attending the Sasol Scifest 13 - 19 March 2002
in Africa presents the Sir Ion Science Quiz for high school pupils. Competition
Science quiz dates announced
embarks on Adopt-a-school Project
and Science Teachers Vacation School
Gold South African Maths Olympiad
produces "Healthy Me" TV series.
Web Awards announced.
and EasyScience, FEST's popular science magazines - subscribe now.
of the authors of the new Sasol Science and
Technology Resource for science with some advice for science teaching in
Announcement of 7th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and
Technology (PCST) Network to be held in Cape Town, South Africa.
Takalani Sesame, a pilot project to provide greater access to resources
for parents, caregivers and educators in providing children with early learning
experiences takes off.
report back on the recent Pan African Mathematics Olympiad.
and contact details for teachers wishing to enter learners for the South African
Learning channel: An innovative approach to educating South Africa. A
winning combination: their multimedia approach to learning : from TV to the
distant mirror: Maths education in South Africa as seen through the eyes of a
foreign visitor who held a summer maths school to learners and teachers.
Educational is taking a lead in innovative and fun products for science
education. Read about their latest simulated HIV ELISA kit - developed to
increase understanding of the disease rampant in Southern Africa.
of a killer- meet the HIV model created for teaching purposes.
Education in Crisis. Following much research, Johnny Muwange-Zake takes an in-depth
and critical look into the
problems faced in our science classrooms.
on the First National Science and Technology Conference, South Africa by the Co-ordinator
and chairman, Matseliso Semmelink.
South Africa: Innovative awards scheme for Public Understanding of Science
Review: An introduction to South Africa's geological and mining heritage, a
useful field guide for teachers of Earth Sciences.
to science education institutes across Africa as well as links to science
courses and resources on the web.
Mathematics Renaissance? Prof John Webb reports on the First Symposium of the
Pan African Mathematics Olympiad and discusses South Africa's role.
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