Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

 


This page presents teaching and training materials, at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, particularly (though not exclusively) materials generated by member groups and their individual members.


Educational Project 2019

The 2019 roll-out of the new Queensland senior secondary syllabus created a new demand for original teaching materials, especially materials suitable for teaching and assessment of data analysis techniques relevant to Queensland localities. The Queensland Science Network in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) has launched a project to draw upon the information and datasets held by member societies, including the scientific journals and citizen science reports, and to package these rich sources into a format that teachers can use readily. The aim of this page is to provide a public platform for quality educational resources validated by experienced educators and classified according to locality, year level and curriculum headline.

This portal is differentiated from a plain Internet search engine or the national educators’ site Scootle in that the materials would be arranged within a coherent pedagogical framework and checked for consistency with the national curriculum.

Guidelines for content creators

A standard for authors to use when preparing data for use in the classroom will be published here shortly.

Copyright considerations

The QCAA encourages authors and others who generate material to grant access to their work using Creative Commons attribution. A briefing note and a powerpoint presentation by the QCAA explaining Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources are re-published here, licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0.


Primezone

Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia is a not for profit company that operates and manages a web portal called Primezone. Primezone provides teachers, parents and students, with an Australian Curriculum-driven range of high-quality, vetted educational resources relevant to primary industries, from Foundation to Year 12. Visit Primezone at www.primezone.edu.au

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Queensland STEM Education Network

Funding for the Queensland STEM Education Network expired at the end of March 2018. At this time the website remains alive, with a number of valuable resources including posters and a glossary of terms. QSEN is (or has been) a consortium of Queensland universities providing a range of high quality programs and initiatives designed to […]

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Educational Materials Library

A library of teaching materials will be lodged here as soon as funding allows

Go Extinct! game

Royal Society of Queensland member Ariel Marcy has made available her free science game design platform, DIY Go Extinct! Students can create one-of-a-kind Go Extinct! games featuring evolutionary trees of Australian marsupials, megafauna, flowers, dinosaurs, venomous snakes, and citizens of the Great Barrier Reef! (available now at www.steamgalaxy.com/design-your-own-game/). The platform, supported by grants from the […]

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Spiders in Woodfordia

In 2019, the BioDiscovery Project continued a survey of biodiversity at the Woodfordia property, site of the annual Woodford Folk Festival. Spider expert Robert Whyte, a member of the Royal Society of Queensland, has supplied this fascinating report of the survey (5.8MB) and the stunning photographs. Report of field work at Woodfordia site

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Estuaries – A Primer

This article briefly explains the value of estuaries and the threats they are facing. Estuaries – A Primer Estuaries – once the world’s powerhouse of productivity – are now predominantly the habitat of humans.  Yes, the world’s most productive ecosystems are where tide meets freshwater, a mixing zone of biodiversity and food – of diatoms, […]

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