Science and the Australian National Curriculum -
The Australian National Curriculum being implemented at schools all across the country. Checkout how you can meet many Science achievement with an excursion to the Urrbrae Wetland by going to the following page:
Australian Curriculum Links
Digital Microscopes -
The Urrbrae Wetlands Learning Centre
now has 12 new Dino-Lite Digital Microscopes which connect to laptops and enable the students to photograph the little beasties they find living in the water or
on land. Bring a USB with you and you can take the images back to the classroom.
Urrbrae Wetland Open Day
The first of two Urrbrae Wetland Open Days was held on Sunday
21st April. Unfortunately this day also coincided with the first big rain for
the season. The day still went ahead, with the Friends of the Urrbrae Wetland
Volunteers taking people on tours around the Wetland. Although there were somewet clothes about, everyone enjoyed the day and found it interesting to see the Wetland Functioning to manage stormwater during rainfall events.
The specific date for the next Wetland Open Day for 2013 is yet to be set, however it normally falls during October.
E - Science - a free interactive resource for teachers
e-Science, designed primarily for teachers, appears to be unique not only nationally but internationally. It is a free magazine that offers:
· feature articles written by key researchers linked to the 10 Big Questions in science.
· interactive elements in each article which bring the science to life.
· resources available “at your finger tips”, ready for use in the classroom.
· interactive links to other useful science resources and information.
· availability on multiple platforms: iPad and web.
State of The Environment 2011
The State of the Environment Report 2011 is a 5 yearly review of the Australian environment. It has a vast amount of recent information regarding the condition of threatened species, air quality, inland water, marine habitats among many other themes.