While we are looking forward to schools visiting Canberra again when life returns to normal, we want to stay connected with you where we can. Canberra’s attractions have many online learning resources and activities, that may provide a support to schools, whether students are at home or in the classroom. These resources are based on curriculum themes of civics and citizenship, STEM, Australian history, art and culture. Please click on the links below
Australian Institute of Sport
The Healthy Active kids’ program is a great teacher resource designed for year 5 and 6 personal development and health and physical education students.
Australian National Botanical Gardens
Explore Australia’s plants and ecosystems through a set of online resources. Discover Indigenous Plant use, find out how to identify plant families or take on a nature drawing challenge.
Australian Parliament House
Connect with parliamentary experts with a free video conferencing program, take a virtual tour of Parliament House and explore classroom resources, interactives and more from the Parliamentary Education Office.
Australian War Memorial
Virtual Excursions, Classroom Resources and education publications for all ages draw on the fascinating collection and personal stories.
Cockington Green Gardens
Delve into the world of model making or browse through information on buildings from the countries that make up the International Display area.
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Education resources available for teachers aimed at engaging students in Years 3-6 and Years 7-12.
CSIRO Discovery Centre
Explore our range of engaging science programs based on real CSIRO science for schools and students.
Earth science learning resources for primary and secondary levels include teaching guides, student activities and experiments, videos and virtual exhibits.
High Court of Australia
Civics and citizenship resources available for primary and secondary students.
Mount Stromlo Observatory
Offering a free 1-hour online session to classes or regular online talks through Facebook Live. Recordings of Facebook Live talks are also on our website. We are regularly updating the schedule on Facebook.
Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Online classroom package – Guided or Self-guided STEM learning packages for different age groups.
Museum of Australian Democracy
Digital excursions with multi-connect options and Australian Curriculum aligned classroom resources for teachers, students and parents.
Join our closed Facebook group for teachers – Australian Civics Educators’ Network
National Arboretum Canberra
The National Arboretum Canberra is a living collection of 44,000 rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world.
National Archives of Australia
Our new and improved curriculum-aligned Learning Resources are designed to help students use original documents, photographs and audiovisual material from the national archival collection as part of their research.
Link to: naa.gov.au/learn
National Capital Exhibition
Online resources assist with introducing students to the story of the National Capital of Australia.
National Electoral Education Centre
AEC for schools provides free educational resources for teachers and students on elections, voting and enrolment.
National Film and Sound Archive
Online Educational Resources including digital learning websites with thousands of video and audio clips available for streaming and downloading.
National Gallery of Australia
Make art part of your classroom! From learning resources including interactives, videos and artist’s activity sheets to digital classrooms sessions for primary and secondary students.
National Library of Australia
Free online learning resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Develop skills. Explore the Australian story.
National Museum of Australia
Explore Digital Outreach and Australian Curriculum linked classroom resources which bring the stories behind Museum objects to life – for students and teachers.
National Portrait Gallery
Virtual excursions, online resources, with even more to explore with #PortraitureComesHome
National Zoo and Aquarium
Explore fun facts about the amazing animals that live at the National Zoo and Aquarium. Facebook live Keeper Talks on a regular basis to learn about our species.
Royal Australian Mint
Explore fun facts with Australian Curriculum related activities, games, virtual tours and other online resources through our website and socials.
The Big Issue eClassroom
Live video-conferencing workshops that explore homelessness and disadvantage in Australia, including a personal story from one of our guest speakers. Mapped to Civics and Citizenship across the Australian Curriculum.
Link to our webpage is https://www.thebigissue.org.au/the-big-issue-classroom-eclassroom/
Questacon at Home offers a range of downloadable activity sheets, video resources, DIY science experiments and classroom activities. Book a Virtual Excursion or check out the Questacon Shop online, with a large range of STEM products including teacher resources and science kits delivered to you.