Hypothetical Thinking

Charlotte Pezaro, PhD Candidate

Online Resources

Learning and Teaching Science

  • ABC Splash: Science: The ABC’s education website where you can search over one thousand videos and games, all mapped to the Australian Curriculum: Science.
  • Cool Australia: Cool Australia brings sustainability into the heart of the curriculum by incorporating themes such as Energy, Water, Waste and Biodiversity into learning activities and units of work across the entire curriculum.
  • Crash Course Kids: Short lessons aimed at developing the US Next Generation Science Standards for Year 5 students. Addresses a range of Australian Curriculum: Science content descriptions from Years 1-6.
  • Demo: the Movie: Demo: The Movie follows science teacher Alom Shaha on his summer holiday as he muses on and discusses the use of demonstrations in the classroom.
  • ExpeRimental: A series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science at home with your children. More for parents than teachers, but an excellent resource that models the importance of questioning and testing ideas over the activity itself.
  • PhET Simulations: Interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET™ project at the University of Colorado.
  • ScienceDemo.org: Purposeful science demonstrations for primary and secondary teachers.
  • Science Teachers’ Association of Queensland: The Science Teachers’ Association of Queensland is the professional association of teachers of science in Queensland.
  • SciShow Kids: Explanations of interesting scientific and natural phenomena presented specifically for kids. Sometimes drawn from recent events or discoveries.
  • Understanding Evolution: Understanding Evolution is a non-commercial education website, teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology.
  • Understanding Science: Understanding Science is an accessible resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works — and that helps K-16 teachers reinforce the nature and process of science throughout their science teaching.
  • Why Science: Why is science important? A collection of thoughts from leading scientists, public figures, …and you.

Have a suggestion to be added to the list? Want to review one of the resources included? Please comment below.

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