Lesson plans

We have developed a range of teacher-friendly lesson plans for use in classrooms. They are all aligned to the Australian Curriculum and contain a range of interactive activities including hands-on investigations and research assignments.

Recently updated to curriculum V.8

All of our lesson plans are available for use free of charge under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence, and contain the following components:

  • comprehensive teacher notes
  • a groovy looking PowerPoint presentation complete with extensive speaker notes
  • a student worksheet

The Murray-Darling Basin lesson plan icon

The Murray–Darling Basin

Year: 5 and 7
Subjects: Science and Geography

  • Presentation PPTX [9.4MB]PDF [2.52MB]
  • Teacher notes PDF [120KB] – DOCX [112KB]
  • Student worksheet PDF [180KB] – DOCX [124KB]

The Water Cycle lesson plan icon

The water cycle

Years: 6, 7 and 8
Subjects: Science and Geography

  • Presentation PPTX [2.6MB] – PDF [1MB]
  • Teacher notes PDF [124KB] – DOCX [112KB]
  • Student worksheet PDF [988KB] – DOCX [1.82MB]

Drought and Flood lesson plan icon

Drought and flood

Year: 5, 6 and 7
Subjects: Science and Geography

  • Presentation PPTX [3.19MB] – PDF [416KB]
  • Teacher notes PDF [124KB] – DOCX [112KB]
  • Student worksheet PDF [536KB] – DOCX [668KB]

Water Quality lesson plan icon

Water quality

Year: 6, 7 and 9
Subjects: Science and Geography

  • Presentation PPTX [19MB] – PDF [6.82MB]
  • Teacher notes PDF [120KB] – DOCX [112KB]
  • Student worksheet PDF [256KB] – DOCX [136KB]

Salinity lesson plan icon

Salinity

Year: 7, 8 and 9
Subjects: Science and Geography

  • Presentation PPTX [11MB] – PDF [5.87MB]
  • Teacher notes PDF [132KB] – DOCX [116KB]
  • Student worksheet PDF [516KB] – DOCX [316KB]

Running the Rivers lesson plan icon

Running the rivers

Year: 5, 6 and 7
Subjects: Science and Geography

  • Presentation PPTX [11.5MB] – PDF [4.14MB]
  • Teacher notes PDF [124KB] – DOCX [112KB]
  • Student worksheet PDF [240KB] – DOCX [128KB]

Locks, Weirs and Dams lesson plan icon

Locks, weirs and dams

Year: 5 and 7
Subjects: Science and Geography

  • Presentation PPTX [18.4MB] – PDF [1.98MB]
  • Teacher notes PDF [124KB] – DOCX [112KB]
  • Student worksheet PDF [240KB] – DOCX [136KB]

European Settlement lesson plan icon

European settlement

Year: 5 and 7
Subjects: History and Geography

  • Presentation PPTX [4.09MB] – PDF [1.21MB]
  • Teacher notes PDF [124KB] – DOCX [112KB]
  • Student worksheet PDF [288KB] – DOCX [132KB]

17 December 2015