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Resources for Science Week 2017 - Theme: Future Earth

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National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, held each year in August. The theme for 2017 is Future Earth.

Future Earth’s 2025 vision addresses eight key challenges to global sustainability:

  • Deliver water, energy, and food for all
  • Decarbonise socio-economic systems to stabilise the climate
  • Safeguard the terrestrial, freshwater and marine natural assets underpinning human well-being
  • Build healthy, resilient and productive cities
  • Promote sustainable rural futures
  • Improve human health
  • Encourage sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Increase social resilience to future threats.

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Books in the library

Ada's Ideas

A picture book biography of creative mind and mathematical genius, Ada Lovelace, a little-known but important figure in the history of the computer.

Ada Twist, Scientist

Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

A-Z of endangered animals

On this journey through the alphabet, you will encounter some of the world's most beautiful, rare and endangered animals, from the majestic Amur tiger and the curious kakapo, to the misunderstood Tasmanian devil and the shy zebra duiker.

The waterhole

Down to the secret waterhole the animals all come,
As seasons bring forth drought and flood, they gather there as one.
United in their common need, their numbers swell to ten,
But hidden deep amongst the trees lie ten times that again!

The Waterhole is an ingenious fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook and art book – an exhilarating journey of discovery, from the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the deserts of outback Australia.

The gigantic book of genes

Genes are the blueprint for life. They are found inside the cells of all living organisms and are responsible for how a plant or animal looks and grows. Welcome to the gigantic book of genes!

Adventures in the Solar System

Will's mom and dad promise him a surprise for getting good grades in school. When his dad brings home a toy transformer robot named Planetron, Will is pleased, but not very excited. Until he discovers Planetron really transforms, from a toy into a huge, faster-than-light spaceship. And when Planetron asks Will if he wants to travel to the sun and the planets, the real adventure begins. Follow Will and Planetron as they escape dust storms on Mars, dodge hurtling asteroids, dive into Jupiter's great red spot, and ride a comet back to Earth.

Stripes in the forest: the story of the last wild thylacine

A moving story of an iconic species lost, told by the last wild female Tasmanian tiger as she fights for a future for her babies. Includes some factual information

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