Resources

Resources for schools & groups, kids & families and adults.

Includes activities, online learning programs, games, school resources, fact sheets and more. Some learning resources require the Adobe Flash Player which can be downloaded from www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer.


Resource List

  • Squawks in the Night: Nocturnal Animals (5522 KB) ppt document iconAn Early Years teaching slideshow about nocturnal living things and how changes in the sky impact on the behaviour of living things. The content is intended to help deliver aspects of the Australian Curriculum: Biological Sciences – Year 1.
  • Sustainable energy: you can make a difference (student notes) (65 KB) pdf document iconStudents are invited to construct solutions to the problem of using energy more sustainably for the future.
    This resource supports schools visiting ENERGEX Playasaurus Place
    Requires Sustainable energy teacher’s notes
  • Sustainable energy: you can make a difference (teacher notes) (109 KB) pdf document iconStudents are invited to construct solutions to the problem of using energy more sustainably for the future.
    This resource supports schools visiting ENERGEX Playasaurus Place
    Requires Sustainable energy student's notes
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Environmental controller (650 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    A teacher's guide to using an environmental controller and data logger. This Picaxe 18X based device can be programmed to store data onboard for later download or interfaced directly for real time monitoring of data.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Intelligent machines (2047 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    A teacher's guide to intermediate level programming for mechatronics. These environmentally based projects provide a basis for engaging in more sophisticated projects in the context of intelligent machines for a more sustainable future. Suitable for Middle School.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Mechatronics (1988 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    A teacher's guide to using mechatronics as a basis for investigating sustainable practices in resource management. This more advanced unit addresses issues of sustainability through Science and Technology outcomes. This is suitable for Middle School as well as a springboard for senior studies in Science and Technology.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Robotics (880 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    A teacher's guide to introductory robotic programming activities for mechatronics. These activities include an introduction to various sensor and output devices and provide a basis for further activities in mechatronics. Suitable for Upper Primary and Middle School.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Rover's amazing journey (180 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s worksheets

    A student's guide to introductory robotic programming activities for mechatronics. These activities introduce basic concepts of programming a robot to solve various maze challenges of differing levels of difficulty. It is suitable for Lower Middle School or students with no previous experience of programming or robotics.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable futures: Rover's amazing journey (216 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    A teacher's guide to introductory robotic programming activities for mechatronics. These activities introduce basic concepts of programming a robot to solve various maze challenges of differing levels of difficulty. It is suitable for Lower Middle School or students with no previous experience of programming or robotics.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living actions survey (69 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s worksheets

    A survey that asks questions about what the user does about sustainable living practices. This survey is an activity linked to the Sustainable Living Practice resources.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living knowledge survey (91 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s worksheets

    A survey that asks questions about what the user knows about sustainable living practices. This survey is an activity linked to the Sustainable Living Practice resources.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living objects (183 KB) pdf document iconTeacher’s notes

    Descriptions of objects found in QM Loans Sustainable Living kit. It describes the use of washboards, candle holders, curling tongs, flat iron, orange squeezer, petrol iron, kerosene tins, rolling pins and other artefacts.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living practices (801 KB) pdf document iconStudent worksheet

    A student activity guide to using domestic objects as a basis for investigating sustainable living practices. The unit addresses issues of sustainability through SOSE and Technology Essential Learnings and outcomes. It is suitable for the Middle School.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living practices (490 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes

    A teacher's guide to using domestic objects as a basis for investigating sustainable living practices. The unit addresses issues of sustainability through SOSE and Technology Essential Learnings and outcomes. It is suitable for the Middle School.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable living water usage (744 KB) pdf document iconStudent’s notes

    A data table that shows how much water is used for general household activities. It gives usage as a rate in litres per minute or as a total volume for the activity. It also compares water usage with that of the past and outlines some of the daily activities and chores that were done in previous centuries. This worksheet with notes links to the Sustainable Living Practice resource.
  • Sustainable FuturesSustainable Objects fact sheet (183 KB) pdf document iconTeacher notes, Student worksheets, Fact sheet

    Descriptions of objects found in QM Loans Sustainable Living kit. It describes the use of washboards, candle holders, curling tongs, flat iron, orange squeezer, petrol iron, kerosene tins, rolling pins and other artefacts.
  • Thaumatrope (430 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities - instructions

    Spin it fast. What do you see? This optical illusion tricks our mind into seeing something that is not there.

    Have fun discovering the science in our world.
  • Thaumatrope template (29 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities - template

    Spin it fast. What do you see? This optical illusion tricks our mind into seeing something that is not there.

    Have fun discovering the science in our world.
  • Sustainable FuturesWater Usage Living Today and in the early 20th Century (744 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet, Student and Teacher notes

    This resource contains a data table that shows how much water is used for general household activities. It gives usage as a rate in litres per minute or as a total volume for the activity. It also compares water usage with that of the past and outlines some of the daily activities and chores that were done in previous centuries.
  • Sustainable environmentsWhere have the animals gone (2302 KB) pdf document iconTeacher's notes

    A case study approach to analysing how changing environmental conditions have impacted on animal populations. What can we do in the future to minimise this impact?
  • Whirly bird (389 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities - instructions

    Make your own helicopter blades to move through the air. How is this similar to some seeds as they spin from the tree? Have fun discovering the science in our world.
  • Whirly Bird template (75 KB) pdf document iconHands on Activities - template

    Make your own helicopter blades to move through the air. How is this similar to some seeds as they spin from the tree? Have fun discovering the science in our world.
  • Wild BackyardsOnline learning resource

    Listen to stories of backyard wildlife. Engage in biodiversity assessments, insect collection, digital story making and observe wildlife close to home.

    The resource includes the Backyard Explorer booklets for use by school and community groups.
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