Animal Life Cycles

Animal life cycles
– contents: simple life cycle, amphibians, insects that undergo complete metamorphosis, insects that undergo incomplete metamorphosis, worksheets. From Kidzone

Butterfly life cycles
– images and video showing the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly. From The ButterflySite

Monarch butterfly
– images and information on life cycle. From Kidzone

Reference

monarch butterfly caterpillar

Ktheaker 2020Monarch butterfly caterpillarPhotographPixabay, viewed 25 April 2021, <https://pixabay.com/photos/butterfly-monarch-caterpillar-4813447/>.

Living Things

Animal classification
– basic traits for each class. From Kids Corner

Animal types
– definition of each animal type with animal examples and information. From National Geographic Kids

Mammal classification
– a simple classification and descriptions of mammals. From Enchanted Learning

Earth’s Rotation

A day on Earth   video
– Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes including day and night and seasons. From Scholastic

Earth’s rotation
– explains Earth’s rotation on its axis. From K8School

DK Find Out! Fun facts for kids.
DK Find Out

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica
Australian Plants

Australian native plant index
– list of plants by botanical name and common name. From OzNativePlants

Life Cycles

Animal life cycles video
– video showing life cycles of different animals. From Sheppard Software

Life cycle of a frog
– explanation and images showing life cycle of a frog. From National Geographic Kids

Living Things

Food chain
– description and examples of food chains. Games to consolidate understanding. From Sheppard Software

Producers, Consumers and Decomposers
– explanation of terms with game to consolidate understanding. From Sheppard Software

Rock Cycle

Fun Rock Cycle Facts for Kids
– images and facts about the rock cycle. From East Science For Kids

Rocks and the Rock Cycle
– information about rocks and the rock cycle. From Ducksters

Weathering and Erosion
erosion

Erosion
– causes and control of erosion. From Ducksters

What is the difference between weathering and erosion?
– with photographs to illustrate concepts. From Virginia Department of Education

Reference

Erosion 2013PhotographPixabay, viewed 26 April 2021, <https://pixabay.com/photos/desert-rock-formations-erosion-1730077/>.

Animal and Plant Adaptations

Adaptations
– resources on plants and animal adaptations for survival in different environments

Light

Shadows
– explanation and diagrams of light and shadows. From Cyberphysics

shadows
Solar System
planets

Our solar system: inner planets
– slideshow from Scholastic

Our solar system: the outer planets
– slideshow from Scholastic

Solar System
– information and images of the sun, planets and dwarf planets, moon, asteroid belt, meteoroids and comets. From NASA

Reference

Bennilover 2017ShadowsPhotographFlickr, viewed 27 April 2021, <https://www.flickr.com/photos/75885098@N05/35599527141>, Creative Commons license: <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/>.

Preat, G 2015PlanetsPhotographPixabay, viewed 26 April 2021, <https://pixabay.com/photos/planets-sun-earth-galaxy-sky-1068198/>.

Extreme Habitats

Antarctica: animals
– includes penguins, seals, whales, krill, birds. From Paul Ward, Cool Antarctica

Desert animals
– adaptations and information on desert mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians. From The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden

Natural Disasters

Anatomy of a tsunami
– animation of the 2004 tsunami. From NOVA

tsunami sign

Hazards
– learn more about bushfires, cyclones, earthquakes, floods, landslides, severe weather, tsunami, volcanoes. From Geoscience Australia

Reference

Scym 2014Tsunami signPhotographPixabay, viewed 26 April 2021, <https://pixabay.com/photos/shield-characters-note-security-1768799/>.

Teacher Resources

Australian Curriculum lessons
– lesson plans created by Australian teachers

ABC Spalsh
ABC Splash! Foundation – Year 6
– Watch, Listen, Play. Science resources to support the Australian Curriculum. From ABC

Teacher Resources

P-10 Science Sample Assessments
– units of work and resources to support the Australian Science Curriculum. From Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

ScienceWeb Australia
– units of work to support the Australian Curriculum: Science. From Australian Science Teachers Association