Resources by Year Level:

First Year

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Setting Students up for Success with Groupwork

First Year, Honours / Postgraduate, Second Year, Third Year • Assessment, Guided activity, Laboratory • Assessment of transferable skills, Communication skills including science communication, Cross disciplines, Literature research/information analysis skills, Student interaction, Teamwork skills

How to teach students to work effectively in groups


At-Home Labs for First Year Physics

First Year • Guided activity, Laboratory, Open-ended activity • Mechanics, Optics / Waves, Physics, Thermal Physics and Statistics

A set of first-year physics labs that can be conducted with common household equipment

Astronomy K Jackson

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) written assignment

First Year • Assessment, Open-ended activity • Astronomy / Astrophysics, Physics

A written assignment where students use a NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day image to creatively communicate science to a general audience.


First year mechanics question bank

First Year • Assessment, Problem set • Mechanics, Physics

A bank of over 80 three-part questions covering the mechanics topic. Questions provided as Moodle STACK question type and as a PDF.

Maths At Uq


First Year • Problem set, Video / Audio • Introductory Mathematics, Mathematics and statistics

This resource covers foundational topics from fractions to matrices, providing pre-requisite support to students.

Epsilon Delta 2

Conceptual Learning with Interactive Applets

First Year, Second Year • Laboratory, Lecture, Tutorial • Applied Mathematics, Introductory Mathematics, Mathematics and statistics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics

A collection of applets and supporting resources for enhancing conceptual understanding in undergraduate mathematics and statistics.


Learning chemistry using web-based interaction

First Year • Assessment, Guided activity, Problem set, Tutorial • Analytical chemistry, Chemistry, Electrochemistry, General Chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry

300 web-based interactive learner-friendly activities dealing with chemical concepts introduced in high school and at first year university.

Kitchen Chemistry

Kitchen chemistry experiments

First Year • Laboratory • Chemistry, General Chemistry

Students can perform chemistry experiments safely at home in their kitchens. These experiments support learning of fundamental chemistry concepts.



First Year • Lecture, Tutorial, Video / Audio • Electromagnetism, Mathematics, Mechanics, Optics / Waves, Physics, Thermal Physics and Statistics

A series of film clips, animations and short tutorials in introductory physics. Physclips has volumes on Mechanics, Sound and Waves, and Light.