Inspiring children through engaging STEM stories

The aim of the That’s RAD! Science project is to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers alive for children through a series of fun and educational children’s picture books about people working in different STEM areas. We hope that our books will inspire in young children a love of STEM that they can take with them into the future.

The first book in the That’s RAD! Science series on parasites was released during Queensland National Science Week in August 2017. The second book focuses on the amazing world of nanotechnology and was launched during Brisbane World Science Festival in March 2018. The third book on the fascinating field of forensic science was also released in 2018. In 2019, the fourth book on protein crystal science was released during National Science Week. Thousands of copies of That’s RAD! Science books have been distributed to Queensland children at STEM outreach events and to primary school libraries. The books are also available to borrow at Brisbane City Council Libraries or for purchase through Griffith University. That’s RAD! Science is a non-profit project and initiative of Griffith University.

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That’s RAD! Science Activities and News:

International Women’s Day 2020

#AuthorsForFireys 2020

Supporting Indigenous Knowledge Centres

Deadly Science Book Donations – 2019-2020

Book Week 2019

Mowbray Height Primary School, Tasmania, 2019

Girl’s who STEAM 2019 – Nerang Library

National Science Week 2019 – Brisbane Science Festival

Australian Society for Parasitology Conference 2019

World Science Festival Brisbane – 2019

Book Week 2018 – Petrie Terrace State School

Cutting Edge STEM Professional Learning Days 2018

National Science Week 2018 – Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School

National Science Week 2018 – Australian Society for Parasitology events

Bulimba State School STEAM Expo 2018

Griffith Cutting Edge 4 Kids Conference 2018

World Malaria Day 2018

Suzie the Scientist home-reader series launch 2018

Brisbane World Science Festival 2018

Queensland Muesum Little Learners Discovery Day 2017 and 2018

Queensland National Science Week 2017

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