Sciences

​​​You may find these resources useful for including science learning to your child's educational program, including physics, chemistry and biology.

Online resources:

  • Sciences in the Australian Curriculum
    Learning resources from the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority.
  • Sciences in the Victorian Curriculum
    Learning resources from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
  • Atlas of Living Australia
    Collaborative national biodiversity database with learning and contribution opportunities.
  • Questacon
    Experiments and activities, games and puzzles, videos, resources and articles from Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre.
  • Bushfire Education
    Teaching and learning resources from the from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority to support bushfire education for children at all levels of education, including preparation, response and recovery.
  • NASA Kid’s Club
    Activities, games and other resources from The United States of America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • EngQuest
    Online science, technology, engineering and maths program provided by Engineers Australia.
  • Cool Australia
    Curriculum materials across a range of topics including conservation, environmental science and recycling.
  • The Australiasian Virtual Herbarium
    Collection of data relating to over 8 million plant, algae and fungi specimens in Australia and New Zealand.
  • CSIRO
    Information and education programs from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
  • Double Helix Extra
    The CSIRO’s fortnightly digital newsletter for anyone with an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths.
  • Climate Council
    Reports, videos, infographics and other material explaining the causes and effects of climate change in Australia.
  • National Field Guide apps
    Museums Victoria’s smartphone apps with descriptions, distribution maps, audio and imagery of Australia’s wildlife.​

Destinations:

  • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
    Learning opportunities and events related to biology, gardening and environmental science provided at in Melbourne and Cranbourne, as well as online resources.
  • Melbourne Tram Museum
    Heritage listed tram depot and museum housing 21 historic tramcars and associated objects.
  • Collingwood Children’s Farm
    Not-for-profit community farm that provides group tours allowing children to tend to crops and animals.
  • Melbourne Museum
    Short-term and permanent science exhibitions within the Science and Life Gallery, Forest Gallery and Children’s Gallery.
  • Scienceworks
    Interactive science museum featuring a number of exhibitions, a tesla coil demonstration and the Melbourne Planetarium.
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne
    Melbourne aquarium featuring a variety of marine species that offers self-guided programs, family days and other services.
  • Zoos Victoria
    Information regarding zoos in Melbourne, Werribee and Healesville, as well as online learning resources.