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Miss Chen’s blog: Creating memory maps
Miss Chen’s blog: Creating memory maps

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students are learning all about journeys and creating their own memory maps.

An authentic STEM learning experience
An authentic STEM learning experience

On the day registrations open for the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, Science teacher Dr Grant Pusey explains how his school has engaged students in STEM and supported teams for the past three years to enter winning original games in the national event.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Rethinking Homework
Teacher’s bookshelf: Rethinking Homework

In this extract from Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs, US education professor Cathy Vatterott discusses the importance of making tasks relevant and giving students more control over their learning.

‘One small step …’ – Lesson planning for 2019
‘One small step …’ – Lesson planning for 2019

Whether you’re after a timely theme to hook a Science unit on, or an opportunity to teach students about an historical event, this round up of significant themes and events in 2019 will have you covered.

Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture
Teacher resources: Connecting the Science Curriculum to Indigenous culture

Dozens of new practical teaching examples for Science have been released by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The resources are aimed at helping teachers to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the curriculum.

Excellence in Science teaching: Prime Minister’s Science Prize 2018
Excellence in Science teaching: Prime Minister’s Science Prize 2018

This year’s Prime Minister’s prizes for Science have just been announced at a ceremony in Canberra. Here, we look at the work of two classroom practitioners whose outstanding efforts saw them named winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.

Celebrating female contributions to science
Celebrating female contributions to science

This year’s National Science Week theme is Game Changers and Change Makers. In today’s article we find out how students at Rosetta Primary are celebrating the work of female scientists and how the Tasmanian school has linked Science Week activities to the curriculum.

Miss Chen’s blog: Making an animal track plot
Miss Chen’s blog: Making an animal track plot

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students conduct an experiment to see which animals live in the school environment.

Combining physical activity with maths
Combining physical activity with maths

While low levels of physical activity among children and adolescents remain a concern in Australia, student engagement in the maths classroom also requires attention. One pilot program in New South Wales sought to tackle both issues simultaneously.

Science Week: Game Changers and Change Makers
Science Week: Game Changers and Change Makers

It’s Science Week this week in Australia, and plenty of schools across the country are marking the event by involving students in real-world science activities, including monitoring local bird life and building prosthetic hands.