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Resources for schools

Geographic information

Provides information about Australia's landforms, dimensions and land tenure, plus links to topographic mapping. Find our highest mountains, longest rivers and significant rock features and waterfalls.

Geoscience Australia

AMSA Kids

Find out the effects of garbage and oil pollution on marine environments. Kids page also includes links to games and puzzles.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Australia Telescope Outreach and Education

This site provides the media and the general public with information about the Australia Telescope National Facility and educational resources on many aspects of astronomy. Link from Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) home page.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Before the Storm

iPhone and iPod touch – An educational game, for middle year students, designed to get one thinking about storm preparation and disaster resilience.

Attorney-General's Department

Budd:e Cybersecurity builder

Offers primary and secondary student a fun way to learn about the risks people take by going online, and the possible consequences. Also covers measures we can all use to help reduce the security risks.

Department of Communications

Bullying. No way!

School communities around Australia can increase understanding about the issues surrounding bullying, harassment and violence, hear others' stories, find out about resources, and share strategies and success stories across the nation.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project

Civics and Citizenship Education

Provides teaching and learning resources relating to all aspects of the democratic process in Australia.

Education Services Australia Limited

Classroom Antarctica

Helps both teachers and students gain a greater awareness of the global importance of Antarctica, of Australia's role in Antarctica, past and present, and our commitment to its future.

Australian Antarctic Division

CSIRO education programs

CSIRO operates range of engaging science programs based on real CSIRO science for schools and students. Find out more about CREST, Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools, Sustainable Futures and much more.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Cybersmart

Provides activities, resources and practical advice to help children, young people, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world. Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff.

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Disaster resilience education for schools

Links to a resource site on emergency management for Australian students and teachers. Site contains teaching resources, images, competitions, and other information for learning about emergency management.

Attorney-General's Department

Education Programs at the Australian National Botanic Gardens

Join educators at the Australian National Botanic Gardens on a 40 hectare outdoor living classroom for an array of hands-on engaging, curriculum-linked educational experiences.

Department of the Environment

Education@MDBA

Provides education resources suitable for students, teachers and families. Explore lesson plans, videos, general information and games.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Face the Facts – rightsED

Provides accurate and easy to understand information about Indigenous peoples, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Australian Human Rights Commission

For teachers and students – whales, dolphins and porpoises

Information for teachers and students about whales, dolphins and porpoises including discovery game and minke whale video.

Department of the Environment

Get Voting

Does your school hold elections? Get Voting makes it easy to run a fair and fun school election. Get Voting encourages the school community to value voting - developing students' trust, confidence and motivation to participate in their democracy.

Australian Electoral Commission

Global Education

Supports teachers to include a global perspective in their classrooms. The website has been developed to meet changes in teaching, technology and learning styles.

Education Services Australia Limited

Human rights in the school classroom

Provides a range of rightsEd resources mapped to the national curriculum and including interactive activities for teachers and their students. Learning outcomes linked to curriculum are included in each resource.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Making multicultural Australia

Aims to assist young people of upper primary school and high school age, parents, teachers and the wider community explore Australian cultural diversity.

Board of Studies NSW

MoneySmart Teaching

By teaching kids how to handle money from an early age, you give them the essential knowledge and skills to make wise financial decisions throughout their lives This website includes resources to support Phase 1 of the new Australian Curriculum.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

National Pollutant Inventory – for students

Provides free information about substance emissions in Australia. Check out the substance fact sheets to discover the many different sources of pollution.

Department of the Environment

Parliament and Civics Education Rebate

Provides a subsidy for schools travelling more than 150 kilometres to visit Canberra as part of a civics and citizenship education excursion. The excursion should be attended by students in Year 4 to Year 12.

Department of Education and Training

Racism. No Way.

Aims to tackle racism in schools in Australia, through providing teachers, school students, parents and governors with games, research and lesson ideas that explore the causes and effects of racism for practical use in the classroom.

Department of Education and Training

ReefED

Inside Reef Ed, you'll find a wonderful collection of resources about the amazing animals, plants, habitats and features of the Great Barrier Reef. Whether you are looking for information for a project or just want to learn more about the Reef, Reef Ed is the perfect place to explore the wonders of Australia's most precious reef ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Resources for students and teachers

Investigate the National Archives' collection through education resources designed to connect with life in the classroom.

National Archives of Australia

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