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Educational Resources

Conduct science experiments, learn about animals, go on virtual tours explore and discover the world at home with these resources.

Australian Resources

Fizzics Education

Science educators at Fizzics Education regularly present science shows and workshops to Australian school children. Their website is a great free source for science experiments.

Notes:

  • Contains over 150 experiments that can be easily completed with household items
  • The information is easy-to-access and divided into various categories
  • Experiment pages contain helpful instructions, explanations and photos.
ABC Education

ABC Education provides free educational content on a wide range of topics including science for primary and secondary school students.

Notes:

  • Activities on website are linked to the Australian curriculum
  • Contains videos, games, articles and links to other resources.
The Kid Bucket List: 14 Australian Museums to Visit Online

So that you don't have to, the Kid Bucket List have compiled a list of Australian museums that you and your kids can visit virtually.

Google Arts and Culture: List of Available Cultural Institutions

Learn about the different cultural institutions and museums in Australia. You will also be able to take virtual tours Google Maps style and see digital images of selected works in their collections.

Melbourne Zoo

You can watch a number of resident animals at Melbourne Zoo go about their everyday lives with live streaming of animal enclosures.

Notes:

  • Check the schedule to see feeding times for penguins and zebras
  • Weekly Keeper Talks available online.
Taronga Zoo YouTube Channel

Watch live streams of animals at Taronga Zoo and meet the many creatures living there with Keeper Talks.

National Measurement Institute

National Measurement Institute, the Australian Government's national authority on measurement, has produced YouTube videos on how to measure various things.

  • Suitable for high school students and adults
  • Dr Who-themed.
Sydney Olympic Park

Learn and discover the unique wildlife and environment of Sydney Olympic Park through curriculum-based school programs delivered as virtual excursions, mini park ranger sessions and more.

Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks (the Nature Parks) is a unique conservation organisation that operates complementary ecotourism experiences on Phillip Island.

Watch the LIVE Penguin TV! 
At sunset every night* the world's largest colony of Little penguins puts on a FREE 30 minute show as they waddle across the beach to their homes (with Ranger commentary). 

International Resources

Education.com

This website contains many science experiments that can be completed using household items.

Notes:

  • Can be filtered by subjects, topics and grade
  • You will need to check a box stating that you are a parent/guardian, student/teacher to access items.
ABCya Online Games

Owned by the same company as education.com (listed above), ABCya offers a series of educational online games.

Notes:

  • Organised by grade
  • Covers a series of topics.
NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) website contains many resources about the wonders in space.

Notes:

  • Great for kids of all ages
  • Includes a variety of activities from hands-on experiments to worksheets and games.
We Are Teachers.com

This US website contains over 200 free online resources for students, teachers and parents.

Notes:

  • Can be organised by age group.
BrainPop

BrainPop is a great website that is organised by topics.

Notes:

  • Currently offering free access for people impacted by school closures.
FunBrain

FunBrain contains a series of online kids for children in years Kindergarten to year 8.

Notes:

  • Sorted by a number of educational topics.
  • Fun fact: this is the website that first published "Diary of a Wimpy Kid".
Jolly Phonics

Access their resource bank for activities and worksheets using synthetic phonics method of teaching the letter sounds.

Thinkfun

This website offers free and fun downloadable logic games and brainteasers for every classroom, every teacher and every student.

Modern Teaching Aids

Browse resources from a great range of subjects. Activity packs are sorted into year groups.

KUBO Play

Learn to code with this online Kubo coding game, with task cards available for download.

Gratnells Learning Rooms

Browse a collection of education-based activities, ideal for learning from home.

Last updated on 1 September 2020