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SASTA knows that teachers are currently working under difficult circumstances.

Below is a list of online resources/activities and lesson ideas that translate easily to a home school environment. 

Links to other tools and sites will be added in the following weeks and months.

If you know of a great resource for science teachers, then please contact Kate Dilger at the SASTA office.

 

oliphants

Oliphant Science Awards

This competition is an excellent  tool to assist and motivate students to learn about science. This type of student-centred learning offers a model for flexible teaching programs. The inquiry and project development skills utilised to create and finish an Oliphant Science Awards project can be easily directed and managed through remote/online learning. There are also free worksheets from the Teachers Resource Kit that promote self-reflection and give students direction with their project.

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riaus

RiAus Education

These resources help take the stress out of content planning and creation. They contain topical STEM content, all mapped to the Australian Curriculum with scientific understanding, inquiry, and human endeavour questions included.  Create an account to get FREE access to hundreds of STEM resources, questions and activities for students in Years 1-12.

Jennifer Chalmers (education@riaus.org.au or 08 7120 8612) is also available personally to speak with and advise teachers about how to use these resources, direct them to resources that maybe suited to them and also help them create or amend resources specifically for their classes.

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ansto

ANSTO

Free videoconferences with ANSTO
Discover the amazing world of nuclear science from your classroom. Meet an expert. Perform radiation experiments. Learn about nuclear science and radiation using virtual reality, augmented reality, online games and apps. Connect with your class at school or with your students at home via Zoom or Adobe Connect.  

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sleekgeeks

Sleek Geeks Eureka Prize

Sponsored by the University of Sydney, the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize encourages students to communicate a scientific concept in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public while painlessly increasing their science knowledge or, as Dr Karl and Adam like to say, "Learn something without even noticing". It is intended to support budding young scientists across the nation, who will be our future leaders in research, discovery and communication. The 2020 entries close on Friday 1 May.

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coolaustralia

Cool Australia - Student Digital Library

This digital library is a safe, student-friendly environment where you can link projects or set students research or inquiry tasks. The student library is accessible without registering and includes videos, images, fact sheets and a library of referenced articles.

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coolaustralia teacher inspiration

Cool Australia - Teacher Inspiration Page

Self isolating, home schooling or teaching remotely?
Parents and teachers alike can access Cool Australia lessons to support student learning in this unique and challenging environment.
Cool Australia educational materials are free units of work and lesson plans that are learning ‘recipes’ to help guide teaching. They include step-by-step instructions, worksheets, relevant curriculum mapping and real-world content parents can relate to, keeping learning stress free and fun.

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stem learning uk

STEM Learning UK

Resources for home learning

Visit the new area on this website featuring high-quality materials suitable for home learning for you to share with families via your newsletters, social media and your school's website. 
Subject experts have put together a selection of resources - all of which are completely free for everyone to access.

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pbs

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content.

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dreambig

DiscoverE Dream Big Activities

Use the Dream Big film and myriad educational resources to create an engaging and rich engineering experience for your students. More than 50 fun engineering activities have been created for the classroom, home and after school programs.

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ourlearningsa

Our Learning SA

Our Learning SA supports students, families and teachers for continued learning between school and home. Aligned to the Early Years Framework and the Australian Curriculum, these resources support learning in the classroom and beyond.

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primaryconnections

Primary Connections 

Primary Connections offers a suite of units across Foundation to Year 6 fully aligned to all strands of the Australian Curriculum: Science including e-Resource Sheets which are editable, full-colour versions of the student resource sheets found in the Primary Connections units. All units are available as a free download from Scootle.

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sciencebydoing

Science by Doing

Sixteen Science by Doing curriculum units (Year 7 to 10; Science), combining three parts that work together to deliver rich learning experiences:

  • Student Guide - designed as a reference for students with instructions for each activity as well as stimulus questions and images.
  • Student Digital - a web-based resource for students linked to the student guide with interactive activities and video and audio clips.
  • Teacher Guide - a comprehensive collection of teaching notes and information to assist teachers.

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scienceweb

Science Web

The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) in partnership with Education Services Australia (ESA) has prepared 15 units of work to support teachers in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Science as part of the Supporting the Australian Curriculum Online (SACOL). The units are designed for students in years F–10. These units have been written by experienced teachers using resources that are available online. Each unit consists of an overview, five lesson plans, and additional links and resources.

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abc education

ABC Education

ABC Education brings you thousands of free, curriculum-linked resources for primary and secondary students and teachers.

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fuse

FUSE

This page has been established to support school and early childhood leaders, teachers, students, children and parents access digital resources that can be used to support learning at home. Resources include sets of self-directed learning activities that can be provided to students in the form of a Word document or as a printed workbook, and activities parents can do with younger children.

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CK12

CK-12 Foundation

The CK-12 Foundation creates both customizable content and tools – from textbooks to videos to interactive simulations.  These resources are developed by teachers and are free for students to use from home.

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reefrelief

Reef Relief

ReefRelief has virtual classes on Facebook Live!

Each lesson is geared towards students in pre-K through Year 8 but, anyone is welcome to join, participate, and enjoy!

If you cannot make the live lesson, all of the lessons are recorded and added to Youtube

Schedules on which topics they will be covering are posted a few days before. All lessons and supplemental materials including activities, videos, and lesson outlines are posted on their website blog.

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flipgrid

FlipGrid

Flipgrid is a simple video discussion platform. Teachers create a grid, then add a topic to spark discussion. Students respond to the prompt, and each other, with short videos.

This tool provides students the opportunity to express thoughts, feelings, and opinions on curriculum topics. Flipgrid allows students to move beyond the four walls of the classroom to connect with other classes, schools, or the greater community. This authentic medium for connection creates motivation.

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wasp

WASP

Earth and Space Science is a great choice for your online/at home teaching plans:
There are so many great resources available to you and your students
It reminds students of the beauty of the world we live in and keeps them connected to the 'real world'
Hands-on experiments can happen at home using simple and safe materials

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digital tech hub

Digital Technologies Hub

Digital Technologies Hub offers support for the Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies, with lesson plans, case studies, advice for school leaders, activities for students and for families. Explore 477 Digital Technologies resources, all aligned to the Australian curriculum.

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girlsinstem

The Girls in STEM Toolkit (GIST)

The Girls in STEM toolkit provides resources to inspire and inform girls, schools and families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Teachers can explore STEM lessons, families can try out fun DIY activities, and students can discover an A-Z of STEM careers, or do the GiST Quiz to find out which subjects and careers match their interests. 

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Bush Blitz

Bush Blitz Backyard Species Discovery

This fun and engaging free citizen science project from Bush Blitz will encourage people to discover what amazing living things are inhabiting their backyards, whilst contributing important data to Australia’s official biodiversity database. Bush Blitz will also be awarding prizes to classes who uncover the more interesting and unusual species discoveries!

This site has lots of great information for teachers – including how the project works, links to the Australian curriculum, species identification tools, related lesson plans for all year levels, videos to support the project, and other great online education resources.

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