Melbourne Museum has a new Science Portal

Check out Melbourne Museum’s new science portal!

You can access it here or the URL is: http://museumvictoria.com.au/science

The portal is full of exciting things like the latest science news, science resources, press releases, science events and exhibitions and links to other resources and websites.

There is also an Access All Areas section which has my favourite part, the Live Exhibit blog.

In the Live Exhibit blog you can catch up with what is happening with the live exhibits in the museum including seeing fantastic pictures of the Pobblebonk’s eggs.

Check it out! 🙂

Check out the Smithsonian!

Did you know that the Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum complex? WOW!

You can find out all about them at their website: http://www.si.edu/

If you are interested in museums, zoos, exhibitions, science news or are lucky enough to be planning a visit then check them out.

There is a special page for students and teachers called Smithsonian Education located at: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/

Here, you will find tabs for Educators, families and students where you can enter a search for what ever you would like to find out about. There is even help for your homework!!

Science at the Smithsonian found at http://smithsonianscience.org/ has science news, meet the scientist, videos and more!

What a fabulous resource…Have fun 🙂

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