SCIENCE Resources / Suppliers
Add your business directory listing.
Suppliers and websites
- CSIRO http://www.ento.csiro.au/
- Easy Science for Kids
- Every Child is a Scientist
- How To Use the Scientific Method
- Keeping Science in Perspective Fritz Hinrichs
- Thinking Like A Scientist
- Making Your Home a Science Manipulative
- College Professor Critiques Homeschoolers
- Learning High School Science Outside a Lab Sue Smith Heavenrich
- Kathy recommends Robert Krampf's science site. He has been sending emails with free science experiments using materials found in the home for years. He also provides extra services for a fee. "Robert Krampf's library of science videos and experiments, dedicated to showing people that science can be interesting and understandable": http://thehappyscientist.com/ . For free stuff see: http://thehappyscientist.com/category/free-stuff . To subscribe to the free experiment of the week e-newsletter go to: http://krampf.com/mailman/listinfo/experimentoftheweek_krampf.com
- Terese Bondora is another person who provides free and feed help with science. After the birth of her son, Teresa resigned from full-time teaching to stay home with him and home educates her daughter as well. Her passion is sharing her love of science with others through her How to Teach Science website and books. For free science lessons delivered to you bi-monthly, sign up for the free newsletter on Teresa's web site at:
www.howtoteachscience.com/ . Links for free stuff as useful websites: http://howtoteachscience.com/Free_Stuff.html .
- Marci Goodwin's The Happy Scientist is another excellent homeschooling science site well worth checking out: http://thehomeschoolscientist.com/ .
- Science for Home Educators , run by homeschooling parent and science teacher, Nathalie Thomas, has developed Science at Home Awards across four subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Sciences. The cost is $6 per area and the program uses Australian resources. To register, simply email Nathalie on email@example.com with your name, address , contact phone number, your child's name and age and the chosen award. http://science-for-home-educators.co.nz .
- http://www.exploratorium.edu/ is another very popular site with home educators
- www.solarsystemdrive.com : Visitors can choose to travel one or more of five drives as part of their Solar System experience.
- Middle school age lesson plans
- Free science library http://www.nature.com/scitable
- Video library about chemical elements
- Classic chemistry experiments http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/listing?searchtext=Classic+Chemistry+Experiments
- Free science experiments
- Make fossils! http://sulia.com/livingmontessorinow/f/5811fe5c-5790-42c9-b91d-0c63c758f88a/
- Canadian Space Agency, lots of links and some activities: http://www.youtube.com/user/canadianspaceagency
- Free science pack available through
- Ask a biologist-great resource! http://askabiologist.asu.edu/
Free Internet Resources
It is our intention to gradually building a collection of links in different curriculum categories under themed topics to help you plan and resource your homeschool learning program.
This page is a list of websites that have anything to do with the science of biologoy, from plants to animals, bacteria and viruses, the weird and wonderful world of living things!
- Subscribe to Robert Krampf's weekly email list which outlines easy science experiments and explanations in a fun and easy to understand way. Includes archives of past experiments and videos which show him conducting the experiment.
- CSI: Forensic Science Web Adventures
- Geo Science Links - a list of websites that have anything to do with the geology of the Earth, rock and mineral collecting, soil sciences, etc.
- Bio Science Links - a list of links to websites about anything to do with the science of biologoy, from plants to animals, bacteria and viruses, the weird and wonderful world of living things!
- The Department of Environment Water, Heritage, and the Arts has a huge list of publications, both online and available in printed format, for free:
- 7 page e-booklet for teachers and parents full of links to teaching sites and competitions etc:
- How to Teach Science: a fantastic resource by Teresa, well worth a visit. Don't forget to sign up for her regular informative and practical newsletter!
- Nova Science in the News is a website produced by the Australian Academy of Science that looks at the [secular] science behind the headlines. Their goal is to provide reliable and up-to-date information for senior secondary school teachers to use in class, although anyone with an interest in topical issues will also find Nova useful. The information is checked for accuracy by experts in the field and is updated regularly.
- Clouds Kendal found a great website devoted to cloud appreciation. There
are some terrific photographs in the gallery and some poetry too.
- Human Vs Kangaroo - a wise person doesn't mess with a kangaroo, especially jacks (males). Never lift your arms above your head or you'll be inviting a boxing match! Use this interesting article as a starting point for a unit study or webquest on aggressive behaviour in animals to discover the different reasons they fight.
- Interested in frogs? What about the Cutest and Deadliest Frogs on Earth? This amazing collection of photos is sure to inspire further study!
- The San Andreas Fault from Above: stunning aerial photographs showing the famous San Adreas Fault in western USA with an excellent summary of information about the fault and history of recent earthquakes.
- Recent Earthquakes Measured by Geoscience Australia: felt an earthquake recently? Geoscience Australia, a federal government agency measures all seismic activity - view the magnitude of the latest shake and found out where it was on this site.
- Understanding Earthquakes: is a brilliant site for children, with quizes, games, first hand accounts, history of the science of seismology and links to other sites.
- Earthquakes from Weather Wiz Kids: great graphics showing how faults in the earth produce quakes, plus an animation that shows children how they actually happen. Simple explanations suitable for primary aged children displayed in an engaging manner. Plus tips on what to do if you're caught in an earthquake!
- National Geographic's page on Earthquakes has a series of well-written articles, safety tips, photos gallery of pictures of earthquake devastation and the after effects both on human population and nature, earthquake video montage and an educational video.
- How Stuff Works: Earthquakes is a brilliant series of 11 articles that explains using text and animations all aspects of earthquakes.
- 42Explore's page on Earthquakes is a must visit as it has links to all the best earthquake sites on the internet, but not only that, it has a huge list of activities homeschooling students can do to explore the topic!
Was this article helpful? Was it worth $1.00 to you?
Your gift of $1 or more helps to keep this site operating
and reassurance to families
better outcomes for their children.
Beverley Paine with her children, and their home educated children, relaxing at home.
Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active supporter of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
"You've been an inspiration to me, I love the way
you really listen to people." Vanessa
"Whenever I read your writing I always come away
with increased confidence in my ability to provide and
share a wonderful learning journey with my family!" Davina
"Your guidance, understanding, support and words of
wisdom changed our lives. We now offer support and
organise many homeschooling events for others." Lesley
"Thank you once again for your prompt and friendly service.
I am convinced that your books are going to add
quality and peace of mind to my journey of teaching my kids
at home! Just from studying your website, until almost
in the morning, I 've been encouraged!" Louisa
"Thank you for all your many,many reassuring words
over many, many years. You probably don't know exactly how
valuable you are to the Australian Home Education community.
I've been reading your stuff for maybe 8 years or more now.
And I'm very grateful." Gythaa
Want to learn how to write your own education plans to suit
your unique children's
individual learning needs?
Looking for quality curriculum and teaching tips ?
Over 1000 reassuring and
informative articles to help
build your confidence as an Educating Parent
Welcome to the
World of Home Education and
Learning without School!
We began educating our children in 1985, when our eldest was five. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn since they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. We hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was! Beverley Paine
The information on this website is of
a general nature only and is not intended
as personal or professional advice.
This site merges and incorporates 'Homeschool Australia' and 'Unschool Australia'.
"Your guidance, understanding, support & words of wisdom changed our lives." Leslie
"I feel specially inspired by Beverley's words and, the more I read her comments, the more inspired I feel, since
my need for support, respect for different parenting styles, and information are fully met." Marijo
Advertise with The Educating Parent
||DIY Getting Started with Home Schooling Pack
Beverley Paine's best selling comprehensive common sense manual detailing how to write your own curriculum tailored to your children's educational needs
PLUS 9 of Beverley's popular practical home educating series booklets!
Great value $60
and Unschooling Pack
Each Pack contains a copy of the following:
Natural Learning Answers
A5 or A4
Learning Naturally Diary
Learning Maths Naturally
A Sample Approved Natural Learning Program and Review
Only $29 or $33
Home education is a legal alternative
to school education in Australia.
State and Territory governments are responsible
for regulating home education and have different
requirements, however home educating families
are able to develop curriculum and learning programs
to suit the individual needs of their children.
Without revenue from advertising
by educational suppliers and Google Ads
we could not continue to provide information
to home educators. Please support us by letting
our advertisers know that you found them on
The Educating Parent. Thanks!