There are Teaching materials collections at the Peninsula and Matheson Libraries. These collections include picture books, non-fiction books and kits suitable for use in practicums.
If you are looking for textbooks, toys, kits or other teaching resources for your placements, you may want to look at the Library's curriculum materials in Search. Curriculum materials are a part of the Teaching Materials collections.
Science teaching materials
You can find science teaching materials through Search. For instance, search for "science teaching," then refine your search using the Curriculum Materials option.
In contrast to learning objects, which have in-built learning design, teachers and students can use digital resources in a range of flexible ways to suit their own curriculum needs. Scootle (http://www.scootle.edu.au) provides access to more than 10,000 items of digital curriculum content published by Education Services Australia. Teachers can find interactive learning objects, images, audio files and movie clips via browse, search and filter technology. They can create personal lists of favourite resources for quick access. Search results can be viewed on timelines and Google maps, providing new and exciting ways to discover relevant resources and construct challenging learning experiences for students. Teachers can also rate and comment on the value of individual learning objects or digital resources. It is hoped that collaborative understanding of the pedagogical value of digital content in authentic teaching and learning contexts will grow nationally with this Web 2.0 feature ..."--Scootle User Guide, Background.