Calling all Citizen Scientists

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If you have ever wanted to be a citizen scientist, check out WildLife Spotter!

https://wildlifespotter.net.au/

Help save threatened species and preserve Australia’s iconic wildlife!

Become a citizen scientist and assist researchers by looking for animals in wilderness photos taken by automated cameras around Australia.

Anyone can join in and you can do it all online.

Improve your Memory

Looking for something fun to do these holidays?

After you have spent some time in the fresh air and explored our wonderful local environs, why not have a go at these activities designed to improve your memory…

Explore memory at ABC's "The Lab"

Explore memory at ABC’s “The Lab”

The URL is here: http://www.abc.net.au/science/explore/memory/improveyourmemory.htm  or you can click on the image above.

Forces and Motion

At school, we have been learning about forces and motion and how these influence the creation of machines and other inventions that help meet our needs and solve problems.

There are some really cool interactive games on the Internet about forces and motion, push, pull, friction, gravity and magnets.

Have a look at the links here for Woodlands School Science Zone games here for BBC Science Clips  and here for Gamequarium Forces and Motion .

I also came across a really awesome game called Engineering Interact which teaches you all about Forces and Motion but also shows you when these have been linked to inventions.

Super Cool!  Check it out:)

Looking for some cool interactive science activities?

Thanks to Phillip Martin for the clipart

Then look no further than Science Kids!

Science Kids is a NZ based website (judging from their web address) that says it is “the home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the world.”


Learn more about the amazing world of science by enjoying our fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects.

From their home page: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

The site is really easy to navigate (get around). Check it out! 🙂

Learning Resources from the Queensland Museum

Thanks to Pics4Learning for the photo

Thanks to Pics4Learning for the photo

Queensland Museum recently seconded some educators from Queensland Education to develop a range of fantastic on-line learning resources.

Divided into Primary, Secondary and suitable for everyone, the resources include digital stories, interactive games, downloadable fact sheets and suggested learning strategies.

In one of the activities, “Wild Backyards” you get to check out backyards in three different areas in Queensland. Each one shows a short film, narrated by the person whose home it is. You will see a range of wildlife and hear about what it might be like to live there. Fantastic!!!

Check it out at http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/education/learningresources.asp

Celebrating 40 years since the moon landing.

Thank you to edupics.com for the photo

Thank you to edupics.com for the photo

Last week we celebrated the 40th anniversary on man landing on the moon.

To commemorate this historic event, several organisations have created interactive activities for us to experience, learn from and mostly enjoy.

Behind the News or BTN is a terrific TV program for children created by the ABC. Last week they ran a wonderful story about the Moon Landing.

An archive of the story can be found at URL: http://www.abc.net.au/news/btn/story/s2627599.htm

Along with their story, in the Extra Info section you can find links to several other stories and interactives.

ABC Science also has their own web page you can find at http://www.abc.net.au/science/moon/

It has photos, video, quizzes and and you can listen to the ABC’s original coverage of the moon landing!

We Choose the Moon is a brilliant interactive recreation of the Apollo 11 mission.

It was created by the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

You can find them at URL: http://wechoosethemoon.org/

or check out Google Moon at URL: http://www.google.com/moon/ for tours of the Lunar Landing sites, 3D models and 360 degree photo panoramas.

Awesome!!! 🙂