Science engagements with learners

March 7th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Science Advancement team continues to inspire learners in various schools throughout the country. In this quarter, the team participated at the Science Tube festival in Galishewe, Kimberley, in the Northern Cape from 12 to 16 February 2018. Learners were exposed to the agency’s Earth Observation, Space Science and Space Operations units’ activities. The initiative aims to use space exploration to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation. The team also visited Re Tlameleng School for learners with physical disabilities, visual and hearing impairments on 16 February 2018. This follows the direct school visit to three schools in Limpopo’s Malamulele area where the team engaged with 855 learners in grades 10 to 12 over two days. On 21 February 2018 the team also hosted grade 8 learners from Beaulieu College from Kyalami, in Gauteng province at the Space Operations facility (ground station). Overall, the team has reached 242 learners in Kimberly, 214 in Gauteng and 855 in Limpopo during January and February 2018.

Contact Ndleleni Boyilane, SANSA, Tel 012 844-0321,