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Science Education

This guide supports science education teaching for the entire curriculum from prep to Year 12 and science education research.

Primary Science - Textbooks

Australian curriculum science (R.I.C Publications, 2011)

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions: Explore the debate about reducing our record-high emissions (Thompson, 2011)

A-z science experiments for the early years (Kearney, 2012)

Carbohydrates (Ivanoff, 2011)

Comets, asteroids and meteoroids (Reilly, 2011)

Electrical gadgets (Deane-Pratt, 2011)

Forecasting (McAuliffe, 2011)

How do my muscles get strong? (Parker, 2011)

I found a dead bird: A guide to the cycle of life and death (Thornhill, 2010)

Janice VanCleave's teaching the fun of science to young learners, grades pre-K-2 (VanCleave, 2012)

Lion vs gazelle (Meinking, 2011)

Ocean wildlife (Newland, 2010)

Planting and growing (Green, 2011)

Primary connections. Change detectives: Incorporating Indigenous perspectives. Stage 3: Natural and processed materials. (Australian Academy of Science et al., 2010)

Primary connections. Marvellous micro-organisms: Incorporating Indigenous perspectives. Stage 3: Life and living. (Australian Academy of Sciences et al., 2010).

Push-pull : stage 1, energy and change [Primary Connections] (2010)

Saltwater crocodile (Pyers, 2011)

Schoolyard safari [Primary Connections]. (2012)

Science alive 1 for Victorian essential learning standards [Student workbook] (Freer et al., 2009)

Science now 1: building scientific understanding and inquiry skills through Australian curriculum focuses (O'Brien, 2016)

Science now 2: building scientific understanding and inquiry skills through Australian curriculum focuses (O'Brien, 2017)

Sedimentary rock (Oxlade, 2011)

Space exploration (Sparrow, 2011)

Space: A children's encyclopedia (Dorling Kindersley, 2010)

Spot the difference. Stage 1 Natural and processed materials [Primary Connections] (2012)

Staying alive. Early stage 1 Life and living [Primary Connections] (2012)

Successful science education practices: exploring what, why, and how they worked (Redman, 2013)

Tarantula (Ganeri, 2011)

The computer (Oxlade, 2010)

The world's fastest machines (Aboff, 2011)

Top 10 snakes (Dale, 2011)

Tsunamis (Mason, 2011)

Tyrannosaurus (Pryor, 2011)

Velociraptor (Pryor, 2011)

Waste: Information and projects to help you live more sustainably (Whittaker, 2011)

Water: the magnificent drop : primary and early childhood hands-on science activities (Manion & McIntyre, 2010)

Water works [Primary Connections] (2010)

Weather in my world [Primary Connections] (2010)

What do we know now? Drawing conclusions and answering the question (Johnson, 2010)

What just happened? Reading results and making inferences (Challen, 2010)

What's going on? Collecting and recording your data (Burns, 2010)

What's going to happen? Making your hypothesis (Challen, 2010)

What's is made of? : early stage 1, Natural and processed materials [Primary Connections].(2012)

What's the plan? Designing your experiment (Hyde, 2010)

What's the problem? How to start your scientific investigation (Burns, 2010)

Why does this bite itch? (Parker, 2011)

Yates young gardener: Get your hands dirty (Marriott, 2011)

Zobi and the zoox : a story of coral bleaching (Wild, 2018)

TigTag

Tigtag is an online resource for teaching primary school science. The database contains: Curriculum films matched to specific curriculum points; Context films that show science in action; Ready-made lesson plans as well as 'build your own' tools; Hundreds of images and diagrams to print out or use on an interactive whiteboard; Clear and targeted topic background information; Practical and extension activities, as well as student worksheets; Topic quizzes and review questions; Fun facts, word jumbles and video clips.

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