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MobileMuster’s Film Competition is now open!

Assist your students in creating a one-minute film encouraging their community to recycle their old mobile phones! Link this with the theme of ‘Protect the Planet’ and ensure your storyline tells us why you think it’s important to look after our planet and what it means to you.

Enter the competition here for your chance to win a $3,000 JB Hi-Fi voucher or a $1,000 JB Hi-Fi voucher awarded to up to three finalists per age category.

The competition closes on the 13th of September, 2021, so get the camera rolling!

WILD THINGS: Inspirational New Documentary

WILD THINGS is a feature-length documentary produced and directed by Sally Ingleton that follows a new generation of environmental activists.

Take action against global warming with these innovative resources.

Upcoming Events

We have aligned resources to upcoming events and awareness days. Take a look below:

Citizen Science Month 

Citizen science is expanding the reach, relevance, and impact of science in almost every area of inquiry; in the field and online; through local and global efforts. 

Nature Play Week –

Nature play is about taking kids into nature and allowing them the time, space and freedom to explore, discover, and find wonder in the natural world. 

Earth Day
April 22

Earth Day is marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes
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Bluey Education Resources

We’re bursting at the seams to announce that we have partnered with Ludo Studio to create a range of Bluey educational resources. Hooray!

We’re bringing you a range of fun-filled resources we know children will eat up, just like a stick of magic asparagus!

Each resource showcases an episode from Bluey and contains all the instructional information, curriculum mapping and strategies needed to bring Bluey to life. Our resources support play-based learning and emotional & social learning via a values framework.

Download these free resources for resources here.

Sugar By Half: Guardians of the Gums

This science-based unit introduces students to the Guardians of the Gums, a team of plaque-fighting superheroes here to help you protect your teeth from sugary attacks.

The unit explores how sugar works to create plaque and its cavity-causing effects, the ways in which sugar can be hidden in food, and teaches students how to effectively read food packaging to consider how much sugar they consume. Find the learning resources here.

Under the Spotlight
– Roots and Shoots

Roots & Shoots – Investigating Habitats
Lower Primary

Investigate the interconnectedness of animals, people and environment through the context of habitats and biodiversity. 

Roots & Shoots – Focus on Consumption
Upper Primary

How do our needs, wants and behaviours impact our environment? What impact do the choices we make have on the habitat of animals? 
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Beyond The Bushfires: New Lessons Launched

Connect kids to nature and inspire hope towards the conservation of species affected by last year’s bushfires. Aid in the conservation effort with these Primary and Secondary lesson plans, which use critical thinking and literacy to connect kids with university research via our partnership with The Conversation.

The Conversation highlights to students and teachers alike the importance of trusted, evidence-based information in understanding the world and making informed decisions. Download the lesson plans here.

New STEAM Resources

This STEAM unit demonstrates how science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics are interrelated and requires students to draw on and develop skills from all areas to complete their projects.

These lessons cover a wide variety of engaging approaches to integrating STEAM into the classroom: from exploring organic gardening and designing their own garden, to learning the basics of computer programming and coding—there’s something for every teacher in this unit!

STEAM Made Simple – Primary
Learning Through Art & Craft – Primary
STEAM Made Simple – Secondary

Full STEAM Ahead!

Not sure where to start when integrating STEAM into your classroom? We have a great range of STEM courses below that can help get you up and running. All of our 2 hour courses are $39.95 and can be completed at your own pace.

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