COVID-19 response

To effectively support Australian schools, teachers and students at this time, Primary Connections is customising its resources for the current circumstances, informed by teachers, state and territory education departments, and national agencies.

Primary Connections is developing learning and teaching resources suitable for implementation under the current circumstances. In developing resources, as much as possible we aim to:


  • Give teachers flexibility and agency with resources to most appropriately deliver at-home learning for different contexts and student needs.
  • Equip teachers to support parents and carers to implement learning at home.
  • Link science with literacy, be guided by education research, incorporate collaborative learning principles, and include opportunities for investigating and embedded assessment.
  • Encourage curiosity, build an awareness of science in our everyday world, and develop scientific literacy.


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Science will solve this, teachers will shine through this.



Playlists: curated digital resources >

A curated list of resources, available on Scootle, that complement the teaching and learning of a Primary Connections unit. Playlists include texts, photographs, videos, interactive games and activities.

Science for families: mini explorations >

Educational activities with supporting resources, suited for a range of ages, varied topics and using everyday items found in and around the home.

Science at home: a lesson sequence >

Teaching and learning packages including a lesson sequence and supporting resources that are modified versions of our familiar curriculum units.


Online Professional Learning

Short, online courses. Free for Australian teachers >

NEW online course: Create a design brief with Primary Connections

External links


  • Australian Academy of Science 
    Fact-checked and reliable COVID-19 information from the Australian Academy of Science.
  • Curious Videos
    Short, engaging videos, rigorously reviewed by Fellows of the Academy and other experts in the specific scientific field.
  • reSolve: Maths by Inquiry
    An innovative national program that promotes relevant and engaging mathematics teaching and learning from Foundation to Year 10.
  • Science by Doing
    A comprehensive online secondary school science program for Years 7 to 10.