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.
  • 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.

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.