Have a look at our local hero, Rosco McGlashan's new website.
Read the latest May 2012 newsletter. See the latest pictures of the car and the latest in a series of videos.
Square Kilometre Array announcement The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) welcomed the news this week that the SKA Project will have sites in both Western Australia and Southern Africa. Read more click here
Countdown to the Olympics Run by the Millennium Mathematics Project, Maths and Sport is a collection of free online articles and activities exploring maths through the London 2012 Olympics. I like the nrich data activities.
TEACHERS, HAVE YOUR SAY!
Dr Greg Thompson wants to hear your opinion of NAPLAN. If you are a teacher in WA or SA he wants to hear from you for help with his research project ; to examine the impact that the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is having on school communities. Go to
Effects of NAPLAN survey (closes June)
NEW WEB SITE FOR TEACHERS
Improve is a formative assessment tool that supports teaching and learning.
Teachers and students in Australian schools, and education authorities, can access the tests, quizzes and questions, and the supporting student learning resources.
Improve at http://improve.edu.au/
Access Improve by visiting the DoE Portal > Resources > type R12306 into search box and click search. Once you're registered, look in the support menu and view the video guides for teachers.
Teacher web site of the Week
Engage your students with open-ended science investigations and technology projects through the CREST program. Recommended by Sherryl Crouch - Burrendah Primary Science Lab
Teacher's Web Resource of the week
Studyladder offers teachers a free sequential learning program - click picture
Science Wise Magazine
Teachers, subscribe to this free magazine from the Australian National University and receive a free poster (see picture below).
Subscribe or just download the magazine PDF
Primary Science Lab - Product of the Week
Aquapod Bottle Rocket Launcher Bottle Rocket Launcher is the most exciting and safest bottle rocket launcher ever, watch on Youtube
We'll be road testing the Aquapod this week in our science lessons.
Interactive Maths Games of the Week
Hooda Math - Free math site for teachers, parents, and kids featuring math games, math worksheets, math tutorials, and math movies.
Science Interactive of the Week
Learn about sound waves then play the game from," Try Science"
Animoto Video of the Week
See some of the inquiry activities in the lab last week
Youtube Video of the Week
What's happening next in space? ASTEROID MINING
Published on 24 Apr 2012 by PlanetaryResources
Video source - credit Youtube
Planetary Resources' mission is mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through the development of cost-effective exploration technologies, the company is poised to initiate prospecting missions targeting resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible.
Make Your Own International Space Station
Created by the CSIRO
Build your own International Space Station model. Follow the instructions you have downloaded and you will have your very own model of the International Space Station! You can also play the video below to see the steps involved. Click here or on the picture to start.
Take a Virtual Tour of the International Space Station. Our favourite is the ISS 360 Tour external
Lab Products of the week
Power Mate can be used at home or in schools, put one in your library for students to borrow
It offers something for everyone. At last, you can have some control over your electricity account, help preserve our natural resources and have a beneficial influence on our environment. Greenhouse gas emission data for your State can be obtained from this link (Page 67, Table #39)
MakerBot 3D Printer
The MakerBot Replicator™ is the ultimate personal 3D printer, with single or dual extrusion (2-color printing)--and a bigger printing footprint, giving you the superpower to print things BIG! Click on picture to find out more. At $1740 it's one of the the cheapest you'll find.
Junior Interactive of the week - Change It - from Fossweb - (ACSSU018)
Junior Interactive Science Game of the Week
From Planet Science
Blasto with credit to FOSSweb
Welcome to the Variables Module! Try to control the variables when you launch Blasto the Subhuman Cannonball, so that he lands successfully in the net.
Teachers be sure to have a look at FOSS third edition on this impressive site. Recommended by Mark Pager - Broome Primary Science Lab
(ACSSU075) Year 4 - Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity. Can you put together photographs of different landforms?
Year 4/5 Recognising the role of the sun as a provider of energy for the Earth
Year 5 - Recognising the role of the sun as a provider of energy for the Earth.
One for the mathematicians (ACSSU078)
Solar Road Race