Science resources for teachers
Supporting teachers, students and parents across WA
Here you will find a range of online materials developed by our teaching staff at UWA, to support our community of teachers, students and parents with continuity of learning from home.
- Science Resources - A diverse range of resources suitable to support different ages and stages of learning, including video, lectures, worksheets and activities for students.
- Teachers and parents - You may find it useful to review the science resources and links below and direct students to those resources that can be used to enhance and support student learning.
- Students - Explore your interest in science and learn more about global and community challenges by accessing resources provided to support your learning.
Science resources by year group
The following resources were designed and developed by the Graduate School of Education (SPICE program) and UWA
2021 SPICE Resources conditions of use [PDF 113 KB]
2021 SPICE Resources conditions of use [RTF 463 KB]
More teaching resources
- Science Exchange
UWA are pleased to provide the resource of Science Exchange recorded series, which is a collection of webinars from our world-leading researchers in fields of Environmental Science, Psychology, Chemistry, Geology, Drones and more! Follow the link to view our YouTube Channel or to stay up to date with events from UWA Science please follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
- Plant Energy Biology
Plant Energy Biology
Educating and inspiring the next generation of scientists and encouraging STEM career paths - particularly those focused on advancing agriculture and global food security. A range of free hands-on activities and Virtual Plant Cell (VPC) virtual reality resources are available.
VPC Teaching Resources (PDF 3.1MB)
VPC Teaching Resources (DOC 241KB)
- The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)
ICRAR plays an important role in supporting teachers and students with astronomy-related learning materials, resources and activities.
Find out more about their Outreach and Education programs as well as readily available resources on astronomy on their website.
Free Educational Resources
- ABC Education - Educational resources for primary and secondary schools. Videos, games and other resources aligned to the Australian curriculum
- Careers with STEM - A free resource hub for incorporating STEM into your curriculum
- Department of Education - Learning resources by year level
- Cool Australia - Work and lesson plans that provide an easy ‘recipe’ to help teach including instructions and worksheets. All year levels.
- CSIRO Education Programs - A range of engaging science programs based on real CSIRO science for schools and students
- English for the Australian Curriculum - Materials include 12 year-level units of work, with 12 sequences in each, written by teachers and educators from a range of states, territories and educational settings
- Geoscience Australia - Teaching resources for primary and secondary levels including background information, student activities, videos, full-colour cut-out 3D models and posters.
- The GiST - Resources to inspire and inform girls, schools and families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Explore activities, resources, case studies, lessons, study pathways and careers
- Khan Academy - Math, science, arts and humanities, economics and computing short lessons in the form of YouTube videos and support information
- Oxford Owl - UK curriculum base created to support learning in reading and math. Features learning tips, games, reading lists and free e-books for kids 3-11
- PBS Learning Media - FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers
- Primezone - Provides teachers with single-point access to a range of primary industries education resources
- Prodigy - Curriculum aligned math platform. Engaging activities and games
- Scootle - Provides Australian teachers with access to more than 20,000 quality-assured digital learning resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
MOOCs and Free Online Classes
Periodic table – provides a download link to the printable poster and an app that provides augmented reality experience using mobile device.
eBooks - SOIL
- Soil Quality: 1 Constraints to Plant Production
- Soil Quality: 2 Integrated Soil Management
- Soil Quality: 3 Soil Organic Matter
- Soil Quality: 4 Soil Acidity
Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Healthy mind
The Wellbeing Series
Dr Lisa Saulsman, Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer with the School of Psychological Science at UWA, will discuss six tips for managing anxiety in relation to COVID-19.
- Healthy body
Free program to help kids stay active and healthy at home
Run by UWA this program is providing much-needed resources to help children and families remain active during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The KIDDO program offers a range of free at-home resources for parents, carers and teachers to engage their children or students in physical activity and fundamental movement skill development.
Exercise services provided via remote technology to support the physical and mental health of kids and young people
Live online exercise session catered for children with varied needs or goals. Our exercise sessions focus on improving the physical literacy of young people who experience barriers (e.g. medical, developmental, social/behavioural) to participation at a community or school level.
The UWA Exercise & Performance Centre
The UWA Exercise & Performance Centre (EPC) provides individual and group exercise physiology services to improve health, function and physical performance. Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions for people with chronic medical conditions, injuries, or disabilities.
Stay moving during isolation by joining one of their group classes. Or maybe you would like your own program? Their team is here to help with individual consults and program development.
A message from the Executive Dean of Science:
Our communities are facing unprecedented challenges as they adapt to the impact of the current global pandemic. Over the past few weeks the University of Western Australia has worked to make learning resources available to schools and teachers across the State in response to COVID-19.
The University has drawn on a range of existing resources and staff have volunteered time to support teachers, parents and high school students faced with the unexpected challenges of providing tuition on-line. Our intent is not to replace the high school curriculum but to provide teachers with ways to enrich the student experience by providing access to a range of on-line learning materials.
We are offering this support to all of our high school teachers across WA and welcome feedback on the usefulness of the resource. Professor Tony O'Donnell, Executive Dean of Science
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