With thousands of Australian students learning online and teachers delivering distance education, educational providers are offering a huge range of online learning materials. From hands on science experiments and computer games to virtual tours and citizen science activities, there is an abundance of engaging material on offer to help teachers and parents entertain and educate students at home.
Fizzics Education is an award winning STEM education provider with a track record in delivering online science education content in school and community settings. Well known for its live science shows and online resources, incursions and classes available to science teachers, Fizzics has now created 20 virtual science offerings for parents to help them keep kids engaged with science learning at home.
Careers with STEM
There are hundreds of inspiring stories and profiles of STEM professionals that can provide helpful stimulus materials for science, maths, technology and STEM classes. Careers with STEM also offers range of posters and classroom resources available for download alongside timely STEM content and STEM-career quizzes.
Teacher resources from RiAus
COVID-19’s social distancing measures present a challenging time for educators and parents alike. Help educators transition to the online world by alerting them to FREE teacher resources matched to the Australian National Curriculum. Get new ideas to inspire and support your STEM teaching and receive a regularly updated feed of free videos, articles, resources and teacher tools.
The Australian Citizen Science Association has compiled a huge list of activities that people can do from home using a mobile phone or computer. Take a look at ACSA’s Project Finder or head over to SciStarter for ideas. you can also visit Zooniverse to find a fantastic array of citizen science projects to explore including Citizen Science Games.
Virtual Excursions Australia is an online platform providing access to online education resources. Check out this list of Australian education providers and websites offering creative STEM resources and virtual tours to help engage students and in class and kids at home.
Virtual science space
While Science Space in Wollongong has temporarily closed its doors to the public, its educators have prepared a host of virtual science at home offerings. Join local scientists, science students and aspiring educators in awesome experiments, fantastic demos and maker challenges for families to do together at home. Subscribe to the Virtual Science Space community list to receive daily videos and things to do at home.
Distance ed with Arludo
Teach kids at home with Arludo, a hands-on science program combining scientific research with STEM apps that turn students into scientists as they get the chance to interact with researchers online. Launching on 6 May, Arludo will present a brand new game called Ingenious that will be available to all during Term 2.
Museums at home
Check out these printable activity sheets from Questacon on a huge range of topics for students from K-12. Read more
The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences has a range of online activities including a Koala Train installation. Read More
The Australian Museum has created a new online portal called Inside Out that provides fascinating stories and learning materials for inquisitive minds. Read more