100+ Creative Hands-on Activities for Ages 4-8 for curious kids


What happens if you water plants with juice? 
Where can you find bacteria in your house? 
Is slug slime as strong as a glue stick? 

How would your child find the answers to these questions? In The Curious Kid’s Science Book, your child will learn to design his or her own science investigations to determine the answers! Children will learn to ask their own scientific questions, discover value in failed experiments, and — most importantly — have a blast with science. … Read more

Common core lesson plan templates

Swiftform have created a lesson plan template, that educators can use to create and fill out lesson plans with a professional design for their math, science and english courses, and then download them in PDF or MS Word format with a single click.



This week is Australian Food Safety Week 2010 (8-14 November)

The theme is Myths and Mastery.

Australian Food Safety Week is the major activity of the Food Safety Information Council, Australia’s leading disseminator of consumer targeted food safety information

The week focuses on debunking incorrect food safety beliefs held by consumers and highlight good food safety practices.

For activities and resources => http://bit.ly/9hLTtT

Students set up shop to inspire others to explore science, technology

It may be summer break, but instead of wasting lazy days in front of the television, a group of Bellevue-based high school students are staying busy with hands-on science experiments and ice cream socials. Student Research and Development (StudentRND) is a student-run, non-profit organization that aims to inspire students to learn more about science and technology. For the first time, the organization has set up a physical StudentRND workspace in Bellevue where students can drop in, hang out and explore various scientific and technology-based projects.


This video clip will burn the house down

Watch CSIRO scientists burn down a house in their attempt to make a bushfire-proof house made of steel.


Write some poetry; science poetry, that is

. Science made marvellous wants your prose and poetic inspiration, be it stanzas of superconductivity or lyrics of astrophysics. Submit up to five poems, as either text or as audio for this collaborative national poetry and science project. Email your submission to: ScienceMadeMarvellous@gmail.com.

The deadline for submission is 30 June 2010.

For more information go to the Queensland Poetry Festival website and look under the ‘poetry awards’ section.

Play the game: Build Our Milky Way

From Galaxies Galore, An Amazing Space online exploration.

Play the game:  Build our Milky Way

Oil spills. Sad but true

Imagine you’re a killer whale. You’re swimming round when you decide to stick your head out of the water to take a breath. When you do, you see a large stream of thick black oil heading your way. You go back underwater only to find other animals dying because the oil is damaging their bodies. This is the way some animals die in the ocean – because of an oil spill in their habitat.

Read more about oils spills and their impact

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Dr Seuss

The Ocean Project (TOP) is joining forces with Dr Seuss to create a big splash for World Oceans Day 2010.
Dr Seuss’s beloved children’s book, One Fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish will be celebrating 50 fun-filled years of entertaining kids around the world.
Start planning a party!  The folks at Dr Seuss are supplying lots unique ideas and materials to get you started.  Download an event manual with fun activities and games to make World Oceans Day plans as easy as 1,2,3