Science Heroes

These activity sheets contain easy-to-understand information and fun activities on a range of scientific concepts including medicines, ecosystems, aeroplanes, mining, basic physics, fossils and more. They also contain information about Australian scientists who have contributed important work in each of these fields. They are designed for primary school teachers and students (years 4,5&6).

The activities are written to allow students to carry out independent or group investigations. It is important that students learn that scientists often work collaboratively – not only with colleagues from the same scientific institution, but also with other scientists who share the same interest and curiosity from all over the world.

Science Heroes activity sheets

Where do fossils come from?
Where do breakfast cereals come from?
Why do mosquito bites itch?
How do aeroplanes fly?
Why do aeroplanes need wings?
How are comets discovered?
Where do medicines come from?
Animals and their environment – how do they survive?
Why do clouds float?
How do ecosystems work?
How do we get rid of pests?
What is physics?
How do mining companies know where to dig for minerals?

Asthma & Allergies
Artery Health
Hearing Impairment
Pulmonary Surfactant System
Olympic Torch
Skeleton and Bone Health
Ultraviolet Radiation
Water Supply


Young Tall Poppy Science Heroes Activity Book

Download Young Tall Poppy Science Heroes Activity Book (429kb PDF 69 pages)

This book of activities contains easy-to-understand information and fun activities on a range of scientific concepts including skeletons, water, diseases, UV radiation, the Olympic torch and more. It also contains information about young Australian scientists who have contributed important work in each of these fields and won Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. The activities are designed for primary school teachers and students (years 4,5&6).

The activities are written to allow students to carry out independent or group investigations. It is important that students learn that scientists often work collaboratively – not only with colleagues from the same scientific institution, but also with other scientists who share the same interest and curiosity from all over the world.

This book was originally developed in 2005 as part of Tall Poppies in Flight; a national science education project for primary school children.