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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.

Digital resources for teaching science

Are you preparing lessons for your school placement?


The following digital resources are provided by the Library and can be used in the classroom.

Our teacher librarians have created a guide for each resource to enable you to quickly integrate them into your teaching.

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Streamed video for the classroom

Streamed videos from the Library can be incorporated into your lessons during placement or used for your own learning. The videos play immediately and are accessible 24/7

How to find streamed videos

  1. Search the Library catalogue and limit results to online videos

  2. Alternatively, search these databases for streamed videos:

  • Kanopy This platform provides diverse streamed video content including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases from leading distributors and film-makers. It includes content suitable for K-12 lessons and teacher education development resources.
  • Education in Video (Alexander Street Press) is a collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection includes teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.
  • Alexander Street Video offers video, audio and text-based resources covering an extensive range of subjects. This site allows users to cross-search the content purchased by the University of Melbourne Library (including Education in Video).
  • EduTV provides access to broadcast programs from free-to-air and pay TV channels in Australia.

New to streaming media?

Want to know how to create short clips for your classroom?

Featured streamed science videos


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Size Matters (click image to view video)

The following selection of streamed videos can either be integrated within lessons in different subject areas or used to contribute toward professional development for science teachers.

Other new Science steaming videos

The Role of Enzymes

Mechanics and Light

Genetic Engineering

Sound, Magnetism, Electricity and Radioactivity

Mutations: Changing the Code

The Secret World of Materials: Plastics

Semiconducters, Diodes and Transistors

The Science of Pollution

Web of Life Atmosphere (The Habitable Planet)
The Changin Phases of Matter Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Atomic Structure & the Periodic Table The Blue Planet
Using the Periodic Table The Private LIfe of Plants
Hot Planet Thin Ice 
Post-Carbon Futures Vegucated

An expanded list of Science titles aligned to VELS curriculum areas can be found here.