Teacher Resources

The Discovery Circle is committed to community participation and education. Below we provide resources are for primary, middle, and secondary school teachers and students, including:

Introduction to citizen science

An introductory video to citizen science:


Teacher resources: Cat Tracker

Cat Tracker is an exciting Citizen Science project you can use in the classroom. The extensive resources we have provided will help you to plan and implement community-connected science, with an emphasis on thinking and working scientifically. But there’s more than science involved! These resources provide cross-curriculum links to learning areas including mathematics, geography, history and the Arts. We have suggested a Learning Framework and provided links to resources for Reception to Year 9 (foundation to middle school) students, which can easily be adapted for all age groups.

  • Download our step-by-step guide “How to calculate a cat’s home-range” (click here)
  • See all of the teacher resources for Cat Tracker (click here)

Other citizen science projects of interest

There are a range of citizen science projects that can be used in the classroom, many with resources for teachers. You can use the project finders (see below) to find projects with teacher resources. You can also review projects that may be of interest on the Discovery Circle website: http://www.discoverycircle.org.au/resources/

Project finders

Need help finding citizen science projects that will help you in the classroom? Below are two citizen science ‘project finders’, where you can search for projects by location, by topic and more…