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

1. Scootle:
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:
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:
A good site for maths for years 10, 11, 12. Really interesting and detailed explanations.

4. Science Daily:
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:
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:
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 

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:, 08 8463 5875

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