Based on a true story, Finding Home chronicles the journey a female koala and her baby must take to find a new home after bush fires destroy their habitat.
Relief teachers are often called in with little or no notice. They need an armoury of lessons and strategies as children need a well-prepared, calm, flexible, firm and creative relief teacher. This series uses the themes of communities, worlds of fantasy, long, long ago, animals and oceans. Content, lesson ideas, introductory notes and student worksheets are provided. In addition, bandaids to make the job easier, everyday tips and four generic strategies are also supplied. The four strategies include 'castle writing', 'two awards and a goal', 'brainstorm page' and 'story picture-plan'.
Science is an exciting means of exploring the world. This book of science experiments aims to encourage students to work scientifically and develop a love of science. The experiments can be done individually or in groups. The topics chosen link a range of key learning areas and promote the use of science processes, skills and language. Biology, chemistry and physics are all included. Experimental requirements are minimal using inexpensive, readily available materials. A proforma 'My Own Science Experiment' is included.
This series of books introduces and develops the 'Technology Process' using themes that allow teachers to adopt a cross-curriculum approach. Technology involves purposeful application of knowledge, skills, equipment, materials, energy and data to create useful products. The Technology Process is a path set out for solving a problem. The interactive and cyclic model contained in the book enables teachers to guide students through the process. The process can be in a sequence starting with investigation, design, production, communication and concluding with evaluation.