Learn from home

Curriculum-linked, on-demand learning resources for teachers, learners and parents across design, technology and science disciplines.

Design

Making Activities with artist Rosie Deacon

Inspired by recent and extreme climate events, Powerhouse Creative Industries Resident Rosie Deacon has curated activity sheets and a demonstration video to create art at home.

Suitable for all ages

EXHIBITION – SHAPE 2019

A selection of outstanding major projects from the HSC Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, and Textiles and Design courses. Go on a video walkthrough of the exhibition and discover inspirational stories from workshop artists Joe Westbury and Lauren Volk, designer Zara Pasfield and collaborators Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson.

Suitable for Stage 6 students

Exhibition – Step into Paradise

Take a video walkthrough of Step into Paradise. View Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson’s amazing garments, textiles and artworks featured in the exhibition Gallery Guide and download the Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson learning resource.

Suitable for all ages

Collection Set – Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson

In the mid 1970s Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson began to forge a unique vision of Australian dress, one that didn’t look to the trend-driven fashion mainstream for inspiration but drew on Australia’s cultural and natural landscape and the art of Indigenous Aboriginal Australians.

Suitable for Stage 6 students

Technology

ThinkerShield for coding

The ThinkerShield for Arduino gets you coding for the real world in minutes. You’ll be making things flash, buzz, beep and respond in no time, even if you’ve never coded before. It is a perfect platform for classroom STEM with an online community full of activities created by students and teachers. Need some setup support? Send us an email.

Suitable for Stage 4 students

Collection Set – Physical Computing

The objects in this set have been chosen for their innovation in physical computing and connection to the past. Can be used as a resource when exploring innovation in physical computing including Thinkershield components and modern pedestrian crossing buttons.

Suitable for Stage 4 students

Science

OBSERVATIONS

Sydney Observatory’s Astronomy resources page provides a uniquely Australian perspective on monthly patterns in the sky, phases of the Moon and topical astronomical subjects. It also gives the public a forum to report unusual sights in the sky and seek astronomy advice from Museum experts.

Suitable for all ages

Collection Set – Solar System

Our fascination with the Sun, Moon and planets stretches back to ancient civilisations and spans many cultures. This set includes cultural, technological and historical objects from the Museum collection.

Suitable for all ages

Collection Sets – HSC

Textiles and Design

The objects included in this set have been chosen for their creative styling, use of innovative textile manufacturing and craftsmanship.

Suitable for Stage 6 students

Industrial Technology

Can be used as a resource for design research and idea development when producing the portfolio for the major project.

Suitable for Stage 6 students

Design and Technology

These objects were chosen for their innovative approach, and creative use of technology and problem-solving.

Suitable for Stage 6 students

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