Help for student assignments
Basin Kids is a website especially prepared for students, parents and teachers to explore the facts and issues relating to the Murray-Darling Basin. Includes games, lesson plan ideas, native and alien fish information and more.
Page includes key internet links to general and subject specific information. Specific subject areas are arts; sport and education; economics; education; employment law; health; immigration; international relations; law; parliaments; women in politics; government and public administration; elections; political parties; population; ageing; religion; statistics and social security.
Provides information about children's rights, how they are protected and some of the major human rights issues facing children around the world today.
Links to many education resources available on the Parliament of Australia website.
Department of Veterans' Affairs page which includes a full list of educational resources published by the department and the Australian War Memorial.
Find out the effects of garbage and oil pollution on marine environments. Australian Maritime Safety Authority information page for kids; also includes links to games and puzzles.
The National Library of Australia provides a series of answers to frequently asked reference questions.
Australia has three levels of law-making — sometimes referred to as three levels of government — that work together to provide Australians with the services they need.
This website contains the complete text of A Guide to Government and Law in Australia by Dr John Hirst. The book is an exploration of the history, structure and operations of Australian democracy with a concise description of the operations of the Australian system of government and law.
Australian Human Rights Commission information for students on human rights.
Cybersmart suggestions for some good sites to help with homework and school projects.
Explore parliamentary concepts and processes through fun and educational games and interactives. Learn about representation, law-making, democracy, Parliament House and parliamentary treasures. Includes teachers' notes for teachers and parents. Kidsview is designed for upper primary students and is a sub website of the Parliamentary Education Office.
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House provides schools and groups with the opportunity to experience the rich social and political history of the House through special tours and education programs.
The National Library of Australia is an ideal destination for teachers with primary or secondary school-aged students exploring Australian History and Culture, Civics and Citizenship, English and visual literacy, Information and communication.
The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) provides free information about substance emissions in Australia. Check out the substance fact sheets and explore the pollution map to learn about emissions around your home and how to reduce them. Test your knowledge by playing the true/false pollution quiz.
The Parliamentary Education Office, situated inside Parliament House, Canberra, provides parliamentary education services to schools, teachers and students. Includes access to factsheets and assignment assistance for kids.
Australia has had 27 prime ministers since Federation in 1901. Learn about their lives and the times in which they lived. The National Museum of Australia also has a range of objects related to the prime ministers.
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre is Australia's leading interactive science and technology centre. To achieve its aim of promoting greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community, Questacon is committed to making an experience with science and technology fun, educational and interactive.
Double Helix Science Club hot science sites. A list of websites that have been reviewed in The Helix and Scientriffic magazines.
Discover the state of the Australian environment – the SoE 2011 is a valuable resource for teachers, students, librarians, policy makers, environmental managers, consultants and the general public. The SoE is supported by a mix of summaries and detailed information as well as discussions of the drivers of environmental change, resilience, risks and what the future might look like.
A range of guides produced by the National Library of Australia. The guides contain key resources on selected subjects that will help get you started on your research. There are two main types of guide: Print Resources at the National Library of Australia guides which contain catalogue search tips and selected print reference works; and Selected Websites guides which list freely available websites.
Trove, developed and managed by the National Library of Australia, is a free search engine with access to collections across Australia; also overseas collections that are relevant to Australia. Whether you are tracing your family history, researching a topic, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove will help you.
Australian waters are home to a large number of unique and magnificent marine mammals, including 45 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises. The Australian Government has made whale and dolphin conservation a priority and is a world leader in the protection and conservation of these incredible animals both in Australia and internationally. Includes links to resources for teachers and students.