For me some of the most useful resources for science are:

1. Scootle: http://www.scootle.edu.au
A great site with lots of well-prepared material that engages students in learning in a variety of ways. You also know that Scootle ideas have been successful in the classroom and align with the Australian Curriculum. While I get lots of science ideas from Scootle it also covers all learning areas across all year levels.

2. Physorg: https://phys.org/
A great site for Year 10,11,12 science, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and astronomy. I like this site because it has such interesting and up-to-date ideas, scientifically relevant content and takes you to new discoveries.

3. Purplemath: https://www.purplemath.com/
A good site for maths for years 10, 11, 12. Really interesting and detailed explanations.

4. Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/
This site is so full of contemporary ideas, interesting new research and has a broad spread of content. Really good for year 10,11,12 but also for science ideas for many year levels.

5. Wired: https://www.wired.com/
Exciting site that looks into the future including artificial intelligence and other technological advances. Perfect for years 10,11,12 or anyone interested in science and the future.

6. TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/talks
Where to start – there are so many interesting talks usually less than 20 minutes long that are a great stimulus for learning.

If you want to know more about the SA Science Teachers Association and other professional educator associations in SA go to https://ceasa.asn.au/find-your-association/. 

SASTA is also running an Early Career Teacher Conference on 11 October. Click here for more information.

I love being in a professional association because volunteering is both challenging and rewarding and I value what SASTA offered me when I was an early career teacher.

I have a passion for science and love helping students master skills, deepen their understandings and awaken a hunger for knowledge and unquenchable thirst for new discoveries about the universe.

Vanessay Fay

President, SA Science Teachers Association (SASTA)

Any questions? Contact the Early Career Hub team: administration@ceasa.asn.au, 08 8463 5875

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