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Science: Primary and Middle School

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  • ABC Schools TV - a range of resource material including classroom activities, based on selected programmes, is provided
  • ABC Science - explore science topics (left hand column) or Teachers resources (top menu). Rollercoaster Interactive activities, quizzes and games (40+ science related games alone) for 8-14yrs.
  • Australian Collaboration  factsheets and study guides
  • BBC Schools (primary  ages 4-11) - provides a range of learning resources
  • BBC Kids Science Online (UK) - DynaMo's Lab Quizzes, games and projects for 5-9yrs. Bitesize Activies & Quizzes for a variety of Science strands for 7-11yrs.
  • BrainPop Science - A range of educational movies and interactive activities (some free but most by subscription).
  • CSIRO - Teacher resources
  • CSIRO Explore & Educate - news, activities, DIY science and other resources
  • CSIRO Double Helix (AUS) - Links to other sites, listed by topic or other relevant detail (eg activities, magazines, organisations).
  • Early Childhood Environmental Education Network (NSW)
  • EcoKidsStarted in 1994, EcoKids is a free, environmental education program that offers curriculum-linked materials and activities for Canadian elementary schools to engage in environmental action. (From the website).  The site is interactive and includes games and activities, homework help a blog and contests. Children are encouraged to become environmental stewards. Teachers can register to access teaching materials.
  • EngQuest - a program of Engineers Australia. Free interactive engineering based DMA project program - aimed at achieving key learning outcomes. 
  • Funbrain Science games (US) - A range of games to suit various Primary age students.
  • Geoscience Australia - they provide a range of education resources (from the Topic menu in the LH column), plus mapping products
  • Google Earth (US) - Free download - Incorporates multimedia information from National Geographic, NASA and Wikipedia, as well as advanced features like real time seismic monitoring, video tours of historic & geographically significant sites, conservation information, quizzes and 3D building models.
  • How stuff works "Science and technology"  - these guides link to videos, articles, quizzes and image resources
  • Hunkin's Experiments - A range of fun and interesting activities to try in the classroom (for upper primary)
  • K-8 Science Education Resources (US) - produced by the American Chemical Society
  • Learning Science (US) - provides a range of interactive teaching resources
  • Microbial life educational resources (US) - has a focus on marine biology
  • Murder under the Microscope - an online environmental game for school students in years 5 to 10. From 29 April 2009 the Catchment Headquarters website will be live. In the weeks that follow, clues will be uncovered.

    Once the game begins, teams of students will research and analyse the evidence to solve the crime. The project culminates with the students submitting a plan to protect the environment.

  • NASA Images
  • Nasa Mars Project for students (US) - Games, activities, information and more in a very user friendly and engaging format.
  • NASA Multimedia - images, videos, podcasts
  • National Science Foundation (US) - Classroom Resources
  • Nature Online : video streaming archive - over 24 video features
  • Ocean Life Education - see the Resource link for fact sheets, colouring book, murals for early childhood - lower primary 
  • Olliesworld - This source features cartoon character Ollie and his friends who align to various issues including biodiversity, water, air, waste, energy, and sustainability.  It includes projects and interactive activities on ‘Ollie’s Island’. Australian content.
  • Oracle Thinkquest (US) - List of interactive online quests for science and technology - many with comprehensive (US) curriculum integration.
  • PBS Teachers (USA) - Activities and lessons classified by age, category and type (eg lesson plan, online activity, offline activity etc).
  • Primary Games (US) - A listing of games and their age appropriateness and topic relevance.
  • Primary Resources : Science -  lesson plans, activity ideas and resources
  • Primary School (AUS) - Lists general interactive websites, lesson plans, appropriate software (free or shareware), reference sites for teachers and more.
  • Questacon : National Science & Technology Centre - explore the Kids section. A great site for resources and activities, very user friendly and engaging for upper primary students. 
  • SCIcentre national centre for initial teacher training in primary school science. Have a look at their self-study modules and links
  • Science by Doing.  from the Australian Academy of Science, 2015.  Units with extensive student and teacher guides and a wealth of online videos. For years 7-10.
  • The Science Challenge (AUS) - Information on a subscription based integrated online & offline resource which allows for specific setting of start and finish dates for activities and aggregated scoring over time.
  • Science education - links to a range of Australian initiatives, programs and resources. Coordinated by the Australian Academy of Science
  • Science Teachers Association NSW (AUS) - Links to the Young Scientist awards and other resources.
  • ScienceLynx Life and Living - Database tools, videos, activities, puzzles, games and more
  • SEAR (AUS) - Assessment Resources designed for the existing curriculum.
  • UCI Summer Science Institute (US) -  List of webquests developed by practicing teachers *Covers K-12.
  • Using the internet in science teaching K-6 : other sources of information (from UNSW)
  • Utah Education Network (US) - Browse their curriculum based lesson plans, activities, video etc.
  • Waterwatch NSW - Statewide water quality monitoring program with support for student involvement

 

 

 

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