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Voting: choosing your parliamentary representatives - unit of work

This is a unit of work about the democratic process of voting to elect representatives. The unit includes four main activities in which students in groups work through scenarios where decisions are required and representatives need to be chosen. The groups also research and discuss concepts including secret ballot, compulsory ...

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Australian blueprint for careers development: online resource

This is the website of the 'Australian blueprint for careers development'. The blueprint was compiled by the Australian, state and territory governments to be the unifying career development framework for Australia. It is intended to be used to design, implement and evaluate career development interventions for young people ...

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Worksheets and activities for career management: online resource

This set of worksheets and activities is designed to develop career-management competence in the areas of personal management, learning and work exploration, and career building. The resource contains 11 detailed workbooks, a work-experience journal for high school students, a performance review template and a wide range ...

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Career and lifelong learning skills program for primary schools: online resource

This is a set of activities designed to promote a career development culture in primary schools using a whole-school approach. The activities are organised into four sections. The first is about self-awareness and self-conceptualisation and contains six groups of activities. The second is about acting sensibly and contains ...

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The Australian Parliament

This website resource is a teacher reference about the Australian Parliament, its constituent parts and how it works. It describes in general terms the movement towards Federation then looks at the symbols and emblems subsequently adopted by the Commonwealth of Australia. The resource includes a list of the democratic rights ...

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Australian political parties

This resource is a website about political parties and their role and functions within Australian parliamentary democracy. It focuses on the origins and values of the major political parties in Australia and the ways in which they work. It has links to the websites of each of the main parties, a glossary of relevant terms ...

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State, territory and Australian parliaments

This website is about the parliaments of the states and territories of Australia, as well as the Australian Parliament. It describes the different origins of the colonies and their movement to self-government during the 19th century, and subsequent federation into one nation in 1901. The resource describes the structures, ...

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Acidity in the soil

This short unit of three lessons explores soil pH and introduces the pH scale as an international standard. The first two lessons explore the concepts of acidity and alkalinity in foods and in soil. Students research plants that prefer acidic or alkaline soil conditions. A reference sheet for the teacher explains the pH ...

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Friend or foe?

This collection of lessons, activities and task cards is designed to awaken students' curiosity about insects in the school garden, with the aim of illustrating that not all insects are pests. Lessons loosely follow an inquiry learning structure: the first lessons elicit prior knowledge about insects, followed by activities ...

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Basil pesto - literacy recipe

This recipe demonstrates a food preparation technique through a sequence of images and procedural steps. Students learn to use a mortar and pestle properly as they make basil pesto using fresh garden ingredients. The recipe can be used for literacy.

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Window on the world

This activity is designed to facilitate close observation of the natural environment by students. It begins with instructions for one way of making a 'window' from natural materials, followed by a worksheet that guides students to document evidence of insect life, of plant life and traces of past seasons, and of soil, sand ...

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BBC Bitesize: measure - revision

This is a set of information sheets on measurement ideas, including choosing units, reading scales, converting between units of length, area and volume and the relationship between speed, distance and time. Test questions with answers are provided. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize ...

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BBC Bitesize: perimeter - revision

This is a set of information sheets on calculating the perimeter of rectangles and compound rectangular shapes. Practice questions with answers and test questions are included. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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BBC Bitesize: volume - revision

This is a set of information sheets on measurement ideas associated with volumes of rectangular prisms and cylinders. Practice and test questions with answers are provided. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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BBC Bitesize: time - revision

This is a set of information sheets on time measurement ideas, including units and the relationship between them, 12- and 24-hour clocks, calendars and timetables. Practice and test questions with answers are provided. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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BBC Bitesize: whole numbers - revision

This is a set of illustrated information sheets dealing with place value concepts associated with whole numbers, including ordering numbers, and multiplication and division by powers of 10. Examples with answers are included and students have access to test questions to assess their learning. This resource is one of a series ...

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BBC Bitesize: multiplication and division - revision

This is a set of information sheets dealing with whole-number calculations involving short multiplication and division. Students have access to test questions to assess their learning. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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BBC Bitesize: order of operations - revision

This is a set of information sheets dealing with order of operations in whole-number calculations. Students are presented with practice questions and have access to a short test to assess their learning. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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BBC Bitesize: fractions - revision

This is a set of information sheets dealing with fraction concepts, terminology and calculations. Students are presented with practice questions and have access to a short test to assess their learning. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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BBC Bitesize: decimals - revision

This is a set of information sheets dealing with decimal fraction place-value concepts and calculations. A variety of calculations involving decimal fractions are presented and practice questions, with answers, are provided. Students have access to a multiple-choice test to assess their learning. This resource is one of ...