Science as a Human Endeavour
Based on the Australian Curriculum, Science as a Human Endeavour in Science Year 4 includes:
Comparing Energy Sources - Worksheet
Compare and contrast different types of renewable energy sources with a printable graphic organiser.
My Ecological Footprint - Reference Sheet
Teach your students about the things we do that affect the Earth with an ecological footprint reference sheet.
Science Experiment - Speed Racer
A science investigation in which the students investigate how to use thrust force to increase the speed of a model car.
Opposites Attract - Understanding the Non-contact Force of Magnetism PowerPoint
A teaching presentation introducing the students to magnetism as a non-contact force.
There's a Fraction Too Much Friction - Science Experiment
A science experiment which investigates rolling friction and the properties of various materials and shapes.
Critically Endangered Species Map – Poster
A poster of the world map featuring 64 species and subspecies that are on the critically endangered list.
What is Pollution? Instructional Slide Deck
Show your students the types of pollution and their effects with an instructional slide deck.
Throwing, Dropping, Bouncing, Rolling - Science Experiment
A science experiment which investigates the relationship between multiple forces acting on a single object in various ways.
Force and Speed - The Relationship Between Force and the Resulting Speed of an Object PowerPoint
A teaching presentation in which the students observe qualitatively how speed is affected by the size of a force.
Electric Avenue - Understanding the Non-contact Force of Electrostatics PowerPoint
A teaching presentation introducing the students to the non-contact force of electrostatics.
Fake Plastic Trees PowerPoint - A Demonstration Comparing Properties of Natural and Processed Materials
A teaching presentation comparing natural and processed materials and how humans make scientific comparisons.
Endangered Species Facts – Task Cards
Fact cards featuring 64 species and subspecies that are on the critically endangered list.
Initiating a Scientific Investigation Worksheet
A worksheet to help the students begin the process of a scientific investigation.
What's the Use? PowerPoint - Developing a Hypothesis to Investigate
A teaching presentation discussing the development of a scientific hypothesis.
Observing Magnetic Flux Lines Worksheet
A worksheet for recording data about magnetic flux lines observed in a classroom demonstration.
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.
Weathering and Erosion Word Wall Vocabulary
Expand your students' science vocabulary with a weathering and erosion word wall.
Freedom of Choice PowerPoint - Developing Scientific Lines of Questioning
A teaching presentation discussing the development of scientific lines of questioning.
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.
Science Experiment - Solid Wood vs Laminate
A science experiment which investigates the strengths of solid wood and laminate.
Earth Day - Acrostic Poem Template Pack
An acrostic poem template to use in the classroom to celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month.
Science Experiment - Suck It Up!
A science experiment which investigates the absorptive properties of various materials.
Push and Pull Unit Plan
This Physical Sciences unit investigates contact and non-contact forces. Demonstrations and experimental procedures are explored with particular attention given to the scientific method.
Material World Unit Plan
This Chemical Sciences unit investigates natural and processed materials. Demonstrations and experimental procedures are explored with particular attention given to the scientific method.
Throwing, Dropping, Bouncing, Rolling - Science Investigation
A 60 minute lesson in which the students investigate the forces involved in throwing, dropping, bouncing, and rolling, and how they affect an object.
Living in the Material World - Examining Natural and Processed Materials
A 60 minute lesson in which students will examine and understand the differences between natural and processed materials and their uses.
Fake Plastic Trees - A Demonstration Comparing Properties of Natural and Processed Materials
A 60 minute lesson in which students will compare the properties of natural and processed materials through a demonstration.
Morning Star - First Nations Peoples' Knowledge of Physical Sciences
A 60 minute lesson to investigate physical sciences from the perspective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Natural Science - How Do People Use Natural Materials?
A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the use of natural materials by humans throughout history.
Plastic and Concrete - How Do People Use Processed Materials?
A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the ways humans produce and use processed materials.
Science Experiment - Suck It Up!
A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate materials and their absorptive properties through a scientific investigation.
Working Scientifically Knowledge Check
An assessment task in which students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how to work scientifically.