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Useful websites related to science curriculum

AMPS, the Australian Multimedia for Physics Students website

http://www.hscphysics.edu.au/home
Its goal is to provide clear and interesting resources to help understanding of the key topics in year 11 and 12 physics.

ASE (The Association for Science Education) in the UK

http://www.ase.org.uk/resources/lab-design/
This will be very useful to anyone involved in a new or refurbished build.
This information refers to the British Standards not the Australian and New Zealand Standards, although many will be much the same.
Therefore, be cautious when using the information and look up Australian/NZ Standards before requesting any ‘legal’ requirements.

Bathymetry of Australia's coastal margin

http://www.ga.gov.au/cedda/multimedia/143
The Bathymetry of Australia Fly-through uses modern visualization techniques to investigate Australia's underwater marine features.

Biotech Out of the Box

http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Biotech-out-of-the-box/
The “Biotech out of the Box” program provides loan kits for learning about DNA electrophoresis in schools, teacher and technician training, and curriculum aligned kit activities. At this website you will be able to view the availability of loan kits and book them for your school, express interest in upcoming training sessions and other activities, and provide us with feedback about your experience of the kits so that we can use your suggestions to improve the program. There is also a “Resources” page where we will publish useful tips, information and activities, and our full contact details are available on the site.

Bubble making

http://www.bubblemania.com/faq/solution.html
Facts and photos of some amazing effects achieved with bubbles. Bubble mixture recipes and resources.

Cells Alive

http://www.cellsalive.com/meiosis.htm
Interactive site covering cell biology, microbiology, immunology, and microscopy with pictures, puzzles, quizzes and CDROM downloads

Charles' Law site; interactive

http://physics.gac.edu/~mellema/Aapt2001/Charles'%20Law.htm

Chemistry Delights

http://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/delights/
Chemistry demonstrations illustrated and explained.

DNA sequencing animation

http://www.biotechnologyonline.gov.au/biotechnologyonline/topitems/resources.html
An Australian Government site, which provides these resources: interactive, worksheets, video, animation and audio

Forensics Illustrated

http://www.bsapp.com/forensics_illustrated
Comprehensive collection of all the resources collected, manufactured, and utilised by Brennon Sapp during his nine years of teaching Forensic Science to high school students

Illusions

http://www.grand-illusions.com/
Amazing toys to excite you and your students. Pythagorus cup, Endless Spring, Homopolar Roller, moving cogs, Dragon Illusion. A UK site.

Ishihara tests for colour blindness

http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/Ishihara.asp
A site about colour "deficiency". Condition, causes, effects, plus some colour charts. Software (shareware/freeware) for checking colours on your computer.

Mad Sci Network

http://www.madsci.org/
A "collective cranium" of scientists who provide answers to your questions. Archives of more than 36,000 answers. Mad Sci FAQs, random knowledge generator, Mad Labs, Mad Sci Library.

Molecular models

http://www.indigo.com/
A US science resource supplier. MOLECULAR MODELS, biology and hobby tools, biology images, general science lab materials, magnets, magnifying glasses, etc.

Ocean and Space resources

http://www.seasky.org
"A personal website dedicated to sharing the splendours of the sea and the wonders of the universe."

Periodic Table Interactive

http://www.ptable.com/

pH colour charts online

http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/acidbase/indicators.shtml
Shows the colour changes for some common indicators

Powers of Ten

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html
Science, optics and you. Begin by viewing the Milky Way 10 million light years from earth, then move in successive orders of magnitude until you are examining quarks! Also: student activities and teacher resources.

Science by Doing

http://www.science.org.au/sciencebydoing
From the Australian Academy of Science. Course on water treatment and recycling

Surfing Scientist

http://www.abc.net.au/science/surfingscientist/
The link to the surfing scientist, great demos, etc with easy set ups. Good ideas for end of year pracs.

Weather station on-line

http://wwwmet.murdoch.edu.au