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National Science Week Hackathon

Glass: More Than Meets the Eye

Design Mini-Challenge

The 2022 Resource Book of Ideas for National Science Week (ASTA) is available for download (11 MB, pdf) or as a web-based “flip-book”. It offers teachers and students the opportunity to explore the scientific discoveries, inquiries, and innovative activities that focus on the uses and intrinsic nature of glass in science.

ANSTO is proud to be a collaborator for the Design Mini-Challenge activity based on reusing and repurposing glass waste on pp 61-64. Teachers can use our templates to guide them through the Design Thinking process and the mini-challenge activity.

Teachers edition

Students edition


This activity can be used by teachers as a stand-alone activity OR as a precursor to ANSTO’s Hackathon event during National Science Week (Aug 15-19th, 2022). To support both pathways, ANSTO will be offering a Teacher Professional Development session focusing on Design Thinking (online) on August 2nd, after school. Registrations are now open.  

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