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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 ...

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BBC Bitesize: formulas - revision

This is a set of information sheets dealing with ideas associated with pronumerals, algebraic expressions and formulas. Practice questions are provided and students have access to a short multiple-choice 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: area - revision

This is a set of illustrated information sheets about the concept of area, and formulas for the calculation of areas of rectangles, triangles, parallelograms and compound shapes. Examples with answers are included and students have access to test questions to assess their learning. This resource is one of a series of online ...

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BBC Bitesize: 2-D shapes - revision

This is a collection of information sheets on the geometrical properties of special quadrilaterals and 2-D representations of 3-D shapes. Students have access to a multiple-choice test to assess their knowledge of quadrilaterals and representations of 3-D shapes. This resource is one of a series of online resources from ...

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BBC Bitesize: 3-D shapes - revision

This is a collection of information sheets with a focus on naming 3-D shapes, identifying nets of such shapes and using isometric paper to draw 3-D shapes. Students have access to multiple-choice 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: transformations - revision

This is a set of illustrated information sheets with a focus on congruence and transformations. Examples with answers are included and students have access to multiple-choice questions to assess their learning. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.