This page contains newly developed materials. The content is building and growing with an emphasis on real world Australian science contexts and scientists.

Science by Doing is engaging and collaborating with educators, science education academics, and scientists across Australia and internationally, to develop curriculum materials to support educators to bring science to life.

Pre-2022 curriculum unit files are available to download here.

Resources

Biological Science
Does vaccination protect everyone?
(Connect Extend Challenge) A COVID-19 resource incorporating Australian Academy of Science video content, including a student infographic to guide discussion and a teacher explainer.
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How climate change will change our lives
(Connect Extend Challenge) (Circle of Action) A climate change resource incorporating Australian Academy of Science video content, including a student infographic to guide discussion and a teacher explainer.
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How population growth impacts the planet
(Connect Extend Challenge) (Circle of Action) A human population resource incorporating Australian Academy of Science video content, including a student infographic to guide discussion and a teacher explainer.
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Science book ideas
A user-friendly resource package of year-level appropriate science books for students, a student template to scaffold a book review, and a teacher explainer.
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Science podcast ideas
Explore how to engage your students with contemporary science through a range of Australian and international podcasts.
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Shatterproof mobile phone glass
(Connect Extend Challenge) A science and technology resource incorporating Australian Academy of Science video content, including a student infographic to guide discussion and a teacher explainer.
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Smarter recycling of complex materials
(Connect Extend Challenge) A science and technology resource incorporating Australian Academy of Science video content, including a student infographic to guide discussion and a teacher explainer.
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STEM events planner 2022
An ‘at-a-glance’ planner of international days, national environmental initiatives and special events.
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The risks to Australia of a 3C warmer world
(Connect Extend Challenge) (Circle of Action) A climate change resource incorporating Australian Academy of Science video content, including a student infographic to guide discussion and a teacher explainer.
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Wearable sunscreen sensor
(Connect Extend Challenge) A science and technology resource incorporating Australian Academy of Science video content, including a student infographic to guide discussion and a teacher explainer.
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What is a circular economy?
(Circle of Action) A resource incorporating Australian Academy of Science video content, including a student infographic to guide discussion and a teacher explainer.
Biological Science
Why masks matter
(Connect Extend Challenge) A COVID-19 resource incorporating Australian Academy of Science video content, including a student infographic to guide discussion and a teacher explainer.

External resources

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Australian Academy of Science Fellows
Search Australian Academy Fellows by discipline and watch short videos of Fellows describing their research.
Biological Science
Genetic modification
Visit the Australian Academy of Science website to explore information resources about genetic modification (GM) including a video and booklet with case studies, visual representations, and a useful glossary. Topics covered include: GM crops, GM foods, food processing, and medicine.
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Girls in STEM toolkit (The GiST)
This toolkit is packed with information, activities and a career quiz to build girls' confidence in STEM.
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National Science Week
Get involved in National Science Week 2022.
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Science videos and articles
The Academy’s videos and articles include content that reflects the latest in science. Short and engaging, these science explainers are invaluable for teaching secondary science.
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STEM women
Find practitioners who are members of an online discovery platform featuring women in Australia working and engaging in STEM.
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The science of climate change
Visit the Australian Academy of Science website to explore up-to-date information resources that aim to contribute to increasing awareness of climate science including a link to the Academy’s climate change hub: a trusted source of climate science and solutions.
Biological Science
The science of immunisation
Visit the Australian Academy of Science website to explore information resources about the science of immunisation including videos, infographics and a booklet of questions and answers in easy-to-understand language.