Professional Journals

The Science Teachers Association of Victoria Inc. produces two professional journals (LabTalk and Let’s Find Out) for members and subscribers. The journals are produced quarterly. They aim to promote and enhance the teaching of science in all Victorian schools and to contribute to professional learning.

The journals contain feature articles, accounts of significant science events held in schools and in the wider community, activities and demonstrations for use in the classroom, along with an assortment of other articles and information about teaching techniques, hints, safety, ICT and anything else that helps to share information and ideas amongst colleagues.

STAV Publications

As a member of STAV, you can access exclusive publications and gain access to invaluable resources, research, and insights that can advance your science teaching journey.

LabTalk is a STAV journal for secondary school science teachers.

Let’s Find Out is a STAV journal for teachers in primary schools.

STAV Members get free access to publications based on the membership category.

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Professional Journals: LabTalk

LabTalk is the professional journal for secondary science teachers.

Professional Journals: Let’s Find Out

Let’s Find Out is the professional journal for primary teachers.

Who contributes?

Why contribute?

Writing for LabTalk and Let’s Find Out serves a number of purposes. It provides avenues to share with, and contribute to, your professional association. It provides an avenue for professional learning for you as a contributor and for your colleagues as a receiver of the information. Contributing to professional journals may enable you to reference several VIT teacher standards.

How do you contribute?

Refer to our guidelines and submission form for specific information about how to present and submit your article. Check the publication dates for submission deadlines for each edition.

Publications Timeline 2024

Any person with an interest in science education – primary, secondary, tertiary and pre-service – can contribute. You don’t need to be a member of STAV, although you are most welcome to become one.

Contributors share classroom ideas and experiences, research outcomes, stories about their involvement in science and science education, career information and any other issues that contribute to improving the quality of science teaching and learning and to teacher and student interest in science-related issues.

Edition Deadline Release Date
Labtalk Vol 68 No 1
16 Feb
15 March
Labtalk Vol 68 No 2
26 April
24 May
Labtalk Vol 68 No 3
19 July
16 August
Labtalk Vol 67 No 4
11 October
8 Nov
Edition Deadline Release Date
Let's Find Out Vol 41 No 1
16 Feb
15 March
Let's Find Out Vol 41 No 2
3 May
31 May
Let's Find Out Vol 41 No 3
26 July
23 August
Let's Find Out Vol 41 No 4
11 October
8 Nov

Advertise in our publications

STAV accepts advertising in our two quarterly journals:

  • Let’s Find Out (primary)
  • LabTalk (secondary)


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For any queries please contact the STAV office at [email protected].