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Great Teachers' Resources

The important thing is not to stop questioning - Albert Einstein

Math Flash Cards
Ideal for student, classroom and family use.

Teachers' Resources from the Grandpa Pencil Collection
Now with the 'Almost Everything' conversion Calculator

If you click just about any icon on the left you are bound to come up with a few ideas to help you in your most important task.

Little Rhymes
contains dozens of wonderfully quirky short rhymes that put the fun back into appreciating poetry.

Make your own Water Colour Paint

using inexpensive and non toxic ingredients. Use straight away or dry and powder for future reconstitution.

About Australia

Includes Australian Colonial Intelligence (a look at the country through old newspapers and records), the ships and people of the first fleet and you can find out about Democracy in australia as well as about our states, cities and famous people

Australian Colonial Verse and Song

which includes the Australian National Anthem, that remains a constant inspiration to me

Letter Shop

allows younger students to buy letters at the letter shop and add up how much a specific word costs. Spelling and counting in one go

Newton's Laws Of Motion
with simple examples of each of them By clicking the relevant icons on the right you will find much, much more to help and hopefully, inspire you.

Grimm's Fairy Tales
Not really suitable for younger readers as they are a little scary.

A collection of
National Anthems From Around the World with English translations.

Kings and Queens of England
ranging from Egbert in 827 through to Elizabeth II and including the houses.

Make a Simple Hydrometer
from drinking straws and plasticine to explore buoyancy, up thrust and Archimedes.

Archimedes Principle of buoyancy
An object weighs less in water than it does in the air.

Plimsol Line
Also known as a Plimsoll mark, the Plimsoll line was introduced in 1876 in England due mainly to the work of the M.P. Samuel Plimsoll as part of the package that became the 'Merchant Shipping Act' of that time.

Printable Math Worksheets

with easy, medium and hard question sets in easily printable pdf with 24 questions per sheet and an answer sheet to help you further

Weight vs  Mass

Math Flash Cards
Ideal for student, classroom and family use.

Measuring Things
including area, volume, length plus a load more including some ancient measurements of Length and volume

The Speed Of The Planets
looks at the speed of both rotation and orbit of the planets around the Sun

Area and Volume Calculator
Need to find the area or circumference of a circle, the area of a rectangle, or the volume of a cylinder? This calculator will find it for you.
In addition to the answer, it also gives all the steps needed to solve the equation.

Velocity Conversion Calculator
First, type the number you wish converted then click the radio buttons for the desired conversion. It's that simple.

Energy Equivalents Calculator
Energy To Work Calculator:
First, type the number you wish converted then, click radio buttons for desired conversion. Easy peasy.

General Area Calculator
Calculate the area of a square, a rectangle, a parrelogram or a triangle.

Litmus Solution
Make your own from Red Cabbage as you learn a little about pH

Archimedes Screw
The Archimedes Screw, Archimedean screw or screw pump, is a machine historically used for transferring water from a low-lying body of water into irrigation ditches.
It is one of several inventions and discoveries attributed to Archimedes though some researchers suggest that this style of mechanism may have been used earlier by Sennacherib, King of Assyria, in the 7th century BC.

Discovery of Pi
To solve his problem, Archimedes devised a system of counting based around the myriad.

Greek Mythology
From Acheron through to Zeus and much in between this is a simple list with explainations.

Map Outlines
for students to name, colour and include cities etc.

Measuring the volume of solids
Find the volume of a cube/cuboid, a prism, a pyramid, a cone, a cylinder or a sphere

Governors of Colonial Australia


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