Science Inquiry Skills
Based on the Australian Curriculum, Science Inquiry Skills in Science Year 2 includes:
Thinking Like a Scientist PowerPoint
A 20 slide teaching presentation to use when introducing your students to the scientific method.
Predict and Prove – Template
A template to help introduce making a hypothesis before starting an investigation.
The Force of Friction PowerPoint
A teaching presentation investigating the force of friction.
Comparing Life Stages Worksheet
An open-ended task for students to demonstrate their understanding of how animals grow and change.
Air Resistance Investigation
A hands-on investigation task that allows students to design, create, and evaluate the effectiveness of a parachute.
Push and Pull - Water Investigation
A hands-on investigation task that allows students to work directly with the forces they have been learning.
Gravity Investigation PowerPoint
This teaching presentation introduces the force of gravity and using air resistance to counteract this force.
This teaching presentation introduces gravity as a force.
Plant Journal Observation Worksheets
Observe and record information about plants with a printable plant journal worksheet.
Science Observations - Worksheet
A set of 2 worksheets for students to record their science observations.
Science Experiment - Sink or Swim
A science experiment which investigates the buoyancy of different objects when placed in water.
Plant Growth Chart Worksheet
Record the growth and changes in a plant over time with one of our differentiated plant growth charts.
Making Science Predictions - Worksheet
A worksheet for students to record their science predictions.
Comparing Animals to Their Parents Template
A template to use when investigating animals, their offspring and how they grow and change.
Initiating a Scientific Investigation Worksheet
A worksheet to help the students begin the process of a scientific investigation.
Comparing a Lion Cub with an Adult Lion Template
A worksheet for students to brainstorm the similarities and differences between a lion cub and an adult lion.
Science Pattern Match Cards
A set of 89 task cards to help students learn about patterns in nature.
Comparing a Chick with a Hen Template
A worksheet for students to brainstorm the similarities and differences between a chick and a hen.
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.
What's the Use? PowerPoint - Developing a Hypothesis to Investigate
A teaching presentation discussing the development of a scientific hypothesis.
Freedom of Choice PowerPoint - Developing Scientific Lines of Questioning
A teaching presentation discussing the development of scientific lines of questioning.
Force Knowledge Check
A worksheet used to check the students’ knowledge of forces.
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.
Tree Observation Worksheets
Record observations of trees in the local environment with a printable graphic organiser.
What Are Forces? Unit Plan
This Science unit addresses the concept of forces.
Growth and Change Unit Plan
This Biological Sciences unit explores how living things grow and change. Animal offspring (including humans) are compared with their parents and plants are grown from seed in order to observe change over a period of weeks.
The Force of Friction
A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the force of friction.
How Do Living Things Change?
A 60 minute lesson in which students will activate prior knowledge about how living things change as they grow.
Whatever Floats Your Boat
A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the force of buoyancy.
A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the force of gravity.
Forces in Play
A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate push and push forces at work in the playground.
This is Your Life
A 60 minute lesson in which students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the stages of the human life cycle.