Year 5

What is the best beak shape?

http://video.nhptv.org/video/1492015101/  
http://scienceweb.asta.edu.au/years-5-6/unit2/overview/yr56-unit2-overview.html
http://www.juliantrubin.com/encyclopedia/ecology/camouflage.html
http://scienceweb.asta.edu.au/years-5-6/unit2/lesson-four/yr56-unit2-lessoon-4.html
http://teachers.catskillcsd.org/ces/fourth_grade/Mr_Luvera/Animal_Unit_Student_Workbook.pdf
http://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/teach_beaks.html

What planets other than Earth might sustain life?        

http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/space/2010/10/is-there-life-out-therein-spacemaybe!.aspx
http://www.space.com/4050-wild-weather-earth-mars.html
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm?page=101
http://solarsystem.jpl.nasa.gov/docs/modelingsolarsystem_20070112.pdf
http://www.csiro.au/helix/sciencemail/activities/solarscale.html
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/age/

Slime is slippery and sticky, but why is it often also described as ‘sensational’?

Scientific method and slime! An investigation of Non-Newtonian fluids.
Ew, slime! http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/our-world/2012/03/ew-slime.aspx
Making cornflour slime
Make your own slime investigation project
 
Why do objects appear larger or closer under water?

http://www.explainthatstuff.com/light.html
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/light.html
http://www.optics4kids.org/home/content/classroom-activities/medium/mirrors-and-images/
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/science/2010/lesson_plans/grade5/force_motion_energy/sess_5.3c.pdf
http://www.optics4kids.org/home/content/classroom-activities/medium/
http://www.ehow.com/about_5421199_refraction-light-experiments.html
http://www.ducksters.com/science/experiment_light_spectrum.php
http://www.ducksters.com/science/light_spectrum.php
http://sciencefair.math.iit.edu/projects/light/

Year 6

What is the best seed shape?

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/got-seeds-just-add-bleach-acid-and-sandpaper-mary-koga
http://www.iep.utm.edu/models/
http://www.csee.wvu.edu/~xinl/papers/role_model.PDF
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~giere/UMRR.pdf
http://splash.abc.net.au/res/collection/tp/

Exploring germination: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odnpeKMiqp0


How do seismologists measure earthquakes?

http://theconversation.com/underground-sounds-why-we-should-listen-to-earthquakes-5798
http://www.iris.edu/hq/files/programs/education_and_outreach/aotm/8/1.SeismographModel-Lahr.pdf
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/seismometer.html
http://www.livescience.com/32779-measuring-earthquake-magnitude-richter-scale.html
http://teacherswithoutborders.org/programs/core-programs/emergency-education/publications-products/teachers-guide-earthquake-education
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/tech/earthquakes/newsid_1894000/1894934.stm
http://splash.abc.net.au/collection/-/c/617025/earthquakes-when-the-earth-shakes

Listen to earthquakes: http://theconversation.com/underground-sounds-why-we-should-listen-to-earthquakes-5798

Can duckweed be used to determine water quality?

http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/du/Duckweed
http://www.mobot.org/jwcross/duckweed/education.htm

Year 7

What launch angle gives the longest horizontal distance?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/football-projectile-motion/
Forces of motion: rockets


What is an eclipse?

http://wonderofscience.com.au/index.php/what-are-stars/
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/What_is_an_eclipse

Magical mixtures – helpful or harmful?

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/react_thermo.html
http://www.physics4kids.com/files/thermo_intro.html
http://www.physics4kids.com/files/thermo_heat.html
http://www.physics4kids.com/files/thermo_scales.html
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/exothermic.htm
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/endothermic.htm
http://cnx.org/content/m44294/latest/?collection=col11444/latest
http://wonderofscience.com.au/index.php/what-is-the-ph-scale/

Year 8

How much energy is needed to ‘loop the loop’?

http://www.rubegoldberg.com/
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuNHwETsUlBGN047kwdlqAw

How do rocks help us to understand our planet and make viable decisions about its management?

http://www.teachengineering.org/view_lesson.php?url=collection/cub_/lessons/cub_rock/cub_rock_lesson05.xml
http://www.globe.gov/documents/352961/353769/soilchar.pdf

Can water remain liquid below its normal freezing point and how might this be helpful in our everyday lives?

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/at-what-temperature-does-water-freeze-1120813/?no-ist
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/unfreezable.html
http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/supercooled-wate/
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/hot_water.html

Year 9

Invisibility – fact or fiction?

http://wonderofscience.com.au/index.php/invisibility-tricks
http://wonderofscience.com.au/index.php/being-invisible-isnt-that-cool
http://wonderofscience.com.au/index.php/getting-closer-to-a-real-life-invisibility-cloakd

How does the study of plate tectonics contribute to our understanding of global geological activity?

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-pangaea-pop-up-michael-molina
http://science.nationalgeographic.com.au/science/earth/the-dynamic-earth/plate-tectonics-article/
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html

How can you demonstrate energy transfer as a result of chemical reactions – using products using products found in the home?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_edexcel/chemical_reactions/energychangesrev1.shtml
http://schools.look4.net.nz/science/chemistry/patterns_of_behaviour/energy_transfer
http://www.rsc.org/eic/2014/05/chemical-energetics-student-misconceptions