Teaching resources


GTAC offers a range of teaching resources to assist with teaching the life sciences. Access to some of these resources requires teachers to have registered on our website. Registration is free, grants you access to our VCE Biology SAC tasks and also adds you to our mailing list so that you can receive alerts about programs and resources. Click here to register now.

Online learning courses

In line with the growing use of electronic devices by students, we have developed a range of short online learning courses, designed to support students and teachers. Click here to find out more.

 

Resources to prepare your students for programs at GTAC

Resources that enable students to practice key skills and explore key knowledge covered in programs run at our learning laboratories in Parkville. Click here to view the available resources.

 

Resources for teaching VCE Biology Units 3 & 4 

Resources developed by GTAC to complement the key knowledge points and key science skills for Units 3 & 4 in the new 2016 - 2021 VCE Biology Study Design. Click here to view the available resources.

 

Resources for teaching VCE Biology Unit 1

Resources developed by GTAC to complement the key knowledge points and key science skills for Unit 1 in the new 2016 - 2021 VCE Biology Study Design. Click here to view the available resources.

 

Resources for teaching VCE Biology Unit 2

Resources developed by GTAC to complement the key knowledge points and key science skills for Unit 2 in the new 2016 - 2021 VCE Biology Study Design. Click here to view the available resources.

 

Practicals for VCE Biology Unit 1

Practicals developed and compiled by GTAC to complement Units 1 and 2 in the 2016 - 2021 VCE Biology Study Design. Click here to view the available practicals.

 

Scientific poster templates

GTAC designed scientific poster templates for student investigations. Click here for more information on this resource.

 

COVID-19 pandemic resources (Middle years)

Resources that spotlight Victoria's STEM experts whose research is underpinning Victoria's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These online courses immerse students in an exploration of areas such as COVID-19 pathology and the immune response, testing methods and mathematical modelling. Click here to view the available resources.

 

Examining forensic evidence through case studies (Year 9 & 10)

An online student course where students learn about two famous Australian crimes, and examine the forensic evidence used to solve them. This course may be completed prior to attending the 'Forensic investigations using cell and DNA technologies' GTAC onsite program. Students can access this resource by clicking Students > Online courses on the GTAC homepage. Click here to view this resource.

 

Cells online (Middle and Senior years)

A collection of specially prepared worksheets that explore cell structure and function and microscopy techniques. Click here to access the worksheets.

 

Animal adaptations (Middle years)

A series of work units designed by GTAC, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and ReMSTEP which invite students to investigate how science and mathematics can explain some of the amazing aspects of life as a bee. Click here to access these resources.

 

Genomics in Schools (VCE)

A series of free resources developed by the Genetic Support Network of Victoria (GSNV) which investigate diagnosis pathways and the impacts of several genetic conditions, and give insight into the lives of those who live with a genetic condition, medical experts and those working in genetic laboratories. Click here for a information flyer or Click here to go to the resource page on the GSNV website.