zebra Animal bytes
– includes scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value. From SeaWorld/Busch Gardens

Animal classification
– explanation and examples of animal classification. From A-Z Animals

Biokids: kids inquiry of diverse species
– description and images of animal classification groups. From University of Michigan

Food Webs

Food chains and food webs
– explanation and examples. From BluePlanet, Wyong Shire Council

Water Cycles

Water Cycle video
– video showing the water cycle and its importance to life. Changes to the water cycle affect climate and vice versa From NASA

Earth and Space Sciences

Earth, Sun and Moon
– explanations and diagrams explaining seasons, phases of the moon, solar and lunar eclipses. From National Schools’ Observatory

What causes a lunar eclipse? video
– from ‘Ask an astronomer’, YouTube

Why are solar eclipses only visible in some places? video
– from ‘Ask an astronomer’, YouTube

Renewable Energy

About energy
– What is energy?, Renewable or non-renewable energy, Energy and the environment. From Origin Energy

Energy Kids
– Energy facts, Energy sources, Using and saving energy, History of energy, Glossary. From US Energy Information Administration


Animal cell model
– interactive image of animal cell with links to description. Also an animal and plant cell jigsaw. From Cells Alive

– cell structure with quiz. From Andrew Rader Studios

Plant cell model
– interactive image of plant cell with links to description. From Cells Alive

Body Systems

 Inner body
– interactive diagram with description of parts of the body for each body system.

Online Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Rocks and Minerals

Discover how rocks are formed
– interactive activity showing how sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks are formed. From Annenberg Foundation

How do rocks undergo change?
– rock cycle animation interactive – shows how each type of rock is formed and how it can be converted to another. From Houghton, Mifflin,

The rock cycle
-summary notes only – rock types, earth structure, rock cycle. Includes diagram. From Mineral Finder

Rock cycle

Body Systems

Hormone (endocrine) system
– function of the endocrine system. From State Government of Victoria

Nervous system
– central and peripheral nervous systems.  From State Government of Victoria


Ecosystems: impacts and adaptations
– climate impacts on ecosystems. From US Environmental Protection Agency

Threatened species and ecological communities in Australia
– factors impacting on ecological communities. From Australian Government

Online Database and Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Science Reference Centre

Full text newspaper and reference articles, video, images, animations, experiments and biographies

Climate Change

Climate basics
– understand how and why our climate is changing, how climate change affects us, and what people can do to slow climate change and prepare for it. From Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Global emissions
– graphs showing the dramatic rise of carbon dioxide emissions, primarily from the combustion of fossil fuels. From Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Causes and effects of climate change
– looks at the human impact and consequences of climate change. From National Geographic

Observed changes on our climate system
– looks at the change in air temperatures, ocean warming and sea level rise, extreme weather events and rainfall patterns. From Australian Government: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

Science of Climate Change
– explains the current situation in climate science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist. From Australian Academy of Science

Climate Change Databases and eBooks
Science Reference Centre

Full text newspaper and reference articles, video, images, animations, experiments and biographies

ebsco ebooks

Ebsco eBooks

Collection of Science eBooks

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Non-Fiction eBooks

Image Reference:
Climate change n.d.PhotographPublicDomainPictures, viewed 17 May 2020, <>, Creative Commons license: <>.

Teacher Resources

Australian Curriculum Lessons
– lesson plans created by Australian teachers

ABC Spalsh

ABC Splash! Secondary
– science resources to support the Australian Curriculum. From ABC

Australian Curriculum – Science
– from ACARA

Brain Pump
– interesting science-based short expository films. Teachers need to create an account, but it is free to do so.

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