AGQTP Consumer and Financial Literacy Professional Learning
The Australian Government has developed a national approach to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills required to deliver consumer and financial literacy learning for students in the compulsory years of schooling. Download our article Consumer Science: Beyond Testing for ideas on integrating consumer literacy concepts into your science classroom activities.
More information about the Financial Literacy project.
Directory of Hands-On Science Centres Worldwide
From this directory you can access science centres on the web. Many of these science centres have interactive, online activities. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/mwm/www/sci.html
Instructional science mini-films
Explaining such things as how to generate electricity from wind-power, how to make a battery from a potato, what are Bucky Balls, nanotubes and fullerenes? http://www.vega.org.uk/video/subseries/27
ABC Teachers’ Resource
The ABC and the NSW Department of Education – Centre for Learning Innovation, have produced a Teachers’ Resource which pools all of the ABC science content from TV, Radio & online together into one place where teachers can search for topics/articles. http://www.abceducation.net.au
The Status of School Science Laboratory Technicians in Australian Secondary Schools
Research report prepared for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (pre-2020)
Research into science teaching and student engagement
DET site which includes information, learning resources, resources to support teacher professional development, policy & guidelines, digital resources and collaborative web-based tools
Brains Matter podcasts
Podcasts on various issues such as global warming, special relativity, fundamentalism and evolution, origins of robotics, stem cells and more. http://www.brainsmatter.com/
Geological Society of Australia
Resources and publications, including online fact sheets, crosswords and much more. www.gsa.org.au
Primary science – solids, liquids and gases (videos)
A series for primary school teachers explaining in a set of short videos solids, liquids and gases. Produced in the UK.
Science Literacy Teaching toolkit
Science Research DET Page
NASA earth observatory
Satellite images of drought in Australia and various other environmental and climate-related images.
…and image of the day
Engaging short talks with animations
Water and environmental sustainability
savewater!® has produced three sets of worksheetsin line with the new Australian curriculum:
- Water Savers, on saving water in and around the home for years 6 – 8
- Carbon Tradies, on environmental sustainability locally for years 7 – 9
- Climate Change. The Cold Hard Facts, based on documentary for years 9 – 10
These activities sheets and associated teacher’s guides are available to download from http://www.savewater.com.au/how-to-save-water/in-education/