ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES
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
Nestlé Australia presents The Good Village. An education program developed by teachers for teachers to upskill young Australians on health, wellbeing, fitness, nutrition and sustainability. The Good Village is aligned to the Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum and the Sustainability cross curriculum priority area.
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.
Cockington Green Model Construction
Cockington Green International Display
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.
Dig into our Earth science and geography learning resources for primary and secondary levels include teaching guides, student activities and experiments, videos and virtual exhibits.
Geoscience Australia Classroom Resources
High Court of Australia
Civics and citizenship resources available for primary and secondary students.
High Court Education Resources
Mount Stromlo Observatory
Offering a 1-hour online session to classes through BCE website(Book Canberra Excursions). Recordings of previous Facebook Live talks are available on our Facebook page and our website.
Recordings of previous online talks
Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Online classroom package – Guided or Self-guided STEM learning packages for different age groups.
Museum of Australian Democracy
High quality and engaging Australian Curriculum aligned classroom resources, digital excursions and professional development for teachers, students and parents.
Digital Excursions and Workshops
Join the closed Facebook group for teachers – Australian Civics Educators’ Network
Connect with us on Twitter
Use the Narragunnawali suite of early learning, primary and secondary curriculum resources to promote reconciliation and to strengthen children and students’ knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
The resources can be used as they are or adapted to suit the local community context.
Each resource encompasses elements of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, and aligns with Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Actions.
Subject-specific resource guides
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
Take a 3D virtual tour of our Voices / Dhuniai: Federation, democracy and the Constitution gallery and explore our new and improved curriculum-aligned Learning resources designed to help students use original documents, photographs and audiovisual material from the national archival collection.
National Archives of Australia Learning Resources
National Archives of Australia 3D Virtual Tour
Discovering Anzacs Online Resources
Destination Australia Online Resources
National Capital Exhibition
Online resources assist with introducing students to the story of the National Capital of Australia.
HIstory of the National Capital
From This to That, The Story of the National Capital (Lisa Elliott)
Marion,The Woman Behind Two Thrones (Roslyn Hull)
View to a View, Planning Australia’s National Capital (Kate Collins)
National Electoral Education Centre
AEC for schools provides free educational resources for teachers and students on elections, voting and enrolement.
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.
Outreach programs (for ACT schools only)
Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom
Join The Museum for Teachers Facebook group
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 Australia’s currency through a set of classroom resources, interactives and more. Discover how coins came to be in Australia, our modern manufacturing methods and take on coin activity challenges.
Royal Australian Mint Learning Resources
Royal Australian Mint Virtual Tours
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.