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Double Helix Lessons

Children are often naturally curious about the world around them. Engaging them in a playful way in basic science concepts, at primary school level, gives them a great head start in their science education.

Double Helix Lessons from CSIRO is simple, easy, and intuitive to use – both for teachers and students.

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The interactive lessons allow children to learn by doing, using ideas they are already familiar with, such as natural disasters, plants and the solar system.

Mapped to the curriculum, Double Helix Lessons are classroom-ready activities that provide teachers all the resources they need to teach science to Years 5 and 6.

In 2017 Double Helix Lessons won an award for Primary Outstanding Digital Resource at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia, and was an highly commended in the category of Primary Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities.

Double Helix Lessons is sold as part of the Stile for Primary content package.

Visit doublehelixlessons.csiro.au (external link) for to preview the available units.

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Double Helix Lessons is mapped to the curriculum, created by qualified science teachers, and features earth and space science, biology, chemistry and physics activities.

  • Interactive lesson units include videos, images, graphs, mind maps, polls, simulations and more.
  • Classroom-ready for immediate delivery.
  • Customisable with drag-and-drop editing tools.
  • Provide fast, real-time feedback to students.
  • Complements Double Helix magazine.

Teaching science in upper primary school classes (Years 5 and 6) is made easy with Double Helix Lessons.

  • Double Helix Lessons is a complete science resource.
  • Use any device, anywhere – desktop, tablet or mobile; no software download required.
  • Step-by-step guides and video tutorials get teachers up and running quickly and without fuss.
  • Technical support available.


Visit doublehelixlessons.csiro.au to preview the units.


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