Australian Curriculum Categories

Physical sciences

Based on the Australian Curriculum, Physical sciences in Science Year 5 includes:

  • ACSSU080 Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted

22 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments
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    Light Fantastic PowerPoint

    A 21 slide editable PowerPoint to use when teaching your students about light in Science.

    Teach Starter Publishing 21 pages Years: 5 - 6
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    In the Shadows Worksheet

    A worksheet that explores the difference between shadows.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: 5 - 6
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    Light and Shadow - Design an Experiment Worksheet

    A worksheet that explores light and shadow and the principles of a fair test.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: 5 - 6
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    Science Experiment - Angles of Reflection

    A science experiment that explores reflected light.

    Teach Starter Publishing 5 pages Years: 5 - 6 Has Starter Sheet
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    Refracting Light Task Cards

    A set of 5 Task Cards with activities that allow students to observe the refraction of light.

    Teach Starter Publishing 5 pages Years: 5 - 6
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    In Living Colour Worksheet

    A worksheet that explores how we see colour.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: 5 - 6
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    See Light Through Me Worksheet

    A worksheet that explores classification of objects according to light transmission.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: 5 - 6
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    Science Experiment - True Colours

    A science experiment that explores the perception of colour.

    Teach Starter Publishing 5 pages Years: 5 - 6 Has Starter Sheet
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    Science Experiment - Lights Line Up!

    A science experiment which explores light.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Years: 4 - 6 Has Starter Sheet
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    Light Word Wall Vocabulary

    Sixty light related vocabulary cards for a word wall.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: 1 - 7 Is Customisable
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    Light Diffraction Poster

    A poster explaining the sunlight and its colours.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: 3 - 7
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    Light Teaching Resource Pack

    A comprehensive set of posters, activities and worksheets related to the concept of light.

    Teach Starter Publishing 183 pages Years: 1 - 6
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    Light Fantastic Unit Plan

    This Physical Sciences unit addresses the properties of light. It explores the phenomena of reflection, refraction, shadow and more.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 Has Starter Sheet
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    Light and Shadow - Design an Experiment

    An assessment task in which students will demonstrate an understanding of light and fair testing.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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    True Colours

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how the colour of an object depends on the properties of the object and the colour of the light source.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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    In Living Colour

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how the colour of an object depends on the properties of the object.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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    Refracting Light

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will observe the refraction of light at the surfaces of different transparent materials.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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    Reflecting Light

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will use mirrors to investigate some of the properties of reflected light.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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    In the Shadows

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will compare shadows from point and extended light sources.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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    See Light Through Me

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will classify objects based on how much light is transmitted through them.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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    Lights Line Up!

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will draw simple ray diagrams to show the paths of light from a source to the eyes.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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    What is Light?

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will research the concept of light and generate a list of statements that can be tested.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet