Science as a Human Endeavour
Based on the Australian Curriculum, Science as a Human Endeavour in Science Year 1 includes:
Chemical Sciences: Clever Changes – Teaching Presentation
A 56-slide teaching presentation introducing facts about different chemical changes to different materials.
Things That Stretch, Bend and Twist – Hands On Materials
A hands on sorting activity for materials that stretch, bend and twist.
Spot the Stretchy Difference – Worksheet
A spot the difference worksheet designed to help students recognise materials that have been stretched.
Science Experiment - Sound Research
A science experiment which explores how sound travels.
What's Bending – Worksheet
A worksheet designed for students to use their knowledge and understanding of objects and if they bend.
Initiating a Scientific Investigation Worksheet
A worksheet to help the students begin the process of a scientific investigation.
Thermochromic Slime – Hands-On Materials
Hands-on materials designed to help students make and experiment with thermochromic slime.
The Science Behind Shaping Pretzels – Poster
An illustrated procedure about how to make a pretzel using scientific actions.
Science Experiment - Line Up the Light!
A science experiment which explores how light travels.
The Science Behind Shaping Pretzels – Worksheet
A worksheet to order an illustrated procedure about how to make a pretzel using scientific actions.
Science Experiment - Will It Change?
A science investigation in which the students observe changes that occur to various objects over time.
Freedom of Choice PowerPoint - Developing Scientific Lines of Questioning
A teaching presentation discussing the development of scientific lines of questioning.
What's the Use? PowerPoint - Developing a Hypothesis to Investigate
A teaching presentation discussing the development of a scientific hypothesis.
R.E.R.U.N. - Writing a Scientific Conclusion Fact Sheet
An educational fact sheet introducing the students to the R.E.R.U.N. method for writing a scientific conclusion.
Now I Understand PowerPoint - Building a Solid Conclusion for an Experiment
An educational teaching presentation introducing the students to the R.E.R.U.N. method for writing a scientific conclusion.
Physical Change Cards – Game
A sorting card game to help students consolidate their knowledge of physical changes in Chemical Science.
Earth Day - Acrostic Poem Template Pack
An acrostic poem template to use in the classroom to celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month.
Light Teaching Resource Pack
A comprehensive set of posters, activities and worksheets related to the concept of light.
Changes I Can See!
This Earth and Space Sciences unit explores how and why changes occur in the sky and landscape, and develops students' ability to describe these changes in their local environment.
Chemical Sciences: Clever Changes – Unit Plan
This Chemical Sciences unit investigates the physical changes of materials and how properties change when materials stretch, bend, twist, heat or cool. Students predict how materials will vary and whether they can be returned to their original state.
Light and Sound Unit Plan
This Physical Sciences unit addresses the concepts of light and sound and how they are sensed.
Assessment: Chemical Science – Clever Changes
A 30-minute assessment designed to assess students' ability to describe physical changes in materials.
A 60-minute lesson designed to explain how certain materials change when they are heated.
Stretch, Bend and Twist – I Think You've Got the Gist
A 60-minute lesson designed for students to use their knowledge of materials to predict and identify whether materials stretch, bend or twist.
A 60-minute lesson designed to explain how certain materials can be twisted.
A 60-minute lesson in which students recap their prior knowledge of materials and their physical features.
Do You See What I See?
What Will Change?
A 60-minute lesson designed to explain how certain materials can bend.
A 60-minute lesson designed to explain how certain materials can be stretched.
Line Up the Light
A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate if light travels in a straight line.
A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how sound travels.