Welcome to the University of Sydney Library guide for K-12 Science Education. This guide is designed to support students in Education programs who require science resources for their teaching practice and research. This guide provides information on access to and the location Library material including books, key journals, educational toys and models available and for science teaching. This guide also brings together selected web based resources for science teaching.
Curriculum Resources Collection
The Fisher Library's Curriculum Collection is a specialist collection of books, journals, realia (educational toys/models), posters and audiovisual materials for teachers and students; spanning early childhood through to Year 12.
Children's literature is an important part of the Curriculum Resources Collection. The collection includes quality and comprehensive fiction, non-fiction and picture book collections. There is alo a growing collection of graphic novels. The collection includes recently published material but also literature published for children and young adults since the early twentieth century.
To find materials in the Curriculum Resources Collection search the Library Catalogue and modify your search results to limit to Fisher Curriculum.
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The Fisher Library's Curriculum Resources Collection includes many award winning books for children and young adults.The collection coverage of material relating to science includes fiction, non-fiction, textbooks and practical material for the classroom.
The following titles are some of the key science education journals in the Library collection. All of these titles are available online so you can browse and search for articles relevant to your research. Additional resources can also be located via the library's CrossSearch and databases in the Library's Education Databases list.
Use the Database A+ Education to search for journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and theses on your science education topic.
The A+ Education database indexes the Australian education literature and it also includes overseas content.
It is good for finding Australian information and it supplements the ERIC database, its American counterpart.