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Nature and development of science

Based on the Australian Curriculum, Nature and development of science in Science Foundation Year includes:

  • ACSHE013 Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events

28 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments
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    Material World Beanbag Toss Game

    A fun game to play when learning about the properties of materials.

    Teach Starter Publishing 19 pages Years: F - 1
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    Shelter Building - Experiment

    A hands-on experiment to use when investigating how shelters protect living things.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Years: F - 2
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    Living Things and Their Needs - Habitat Diorama

    An open-ended assessment task for students to demonstrate their understanding of living things and their needs.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: F - 2
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    The Water Cycle - Worksheet

    A worksheet for students to sequence the steps of the water cycle.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: F - 2
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    The Oxygen Cycle - Worksheet

    A worksheet for students to sequence the steps of the oxygen cycle.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: F - 2
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    The Energy Cycle - Worksheet

    A worksheet for students to sequence the steps of the energy cycle.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: F - 2
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    A House for Hermit Crab - Worksheet

    A fun activity for students to explore why living things need shelter.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: F - 2
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    Making a Mini Water Cycle - Experiment

    A hands-on experiment to use when investigating the water cycle.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Years: F - 2
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    Science Experiment - Keep Me Dry

    A science experiment which explores the absorptive properties of materials.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Years: F - 1
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    Creating Oxygen - Experiment

    A hands-on experiment to use when investigating how oxygen is made.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Years: F - 2
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    Balloon Rocket - Experiment

    A hands-on experiment to use when investigating how energy can make things move.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Years: F - 2
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    Stretchy Scoot Relay

    A whole class active game to play when learning about the properties of materials.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: P - 1
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    Shadow Types Worksheet

    A worksheet to use when learning about the properties of materials.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page
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    My Monster Design Template

    A template to use for a design activity related to the properties of materials.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page
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    My Monster Reflection Template

    A reflection template for students to use after creating a 3D monster.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page
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    Living Things and Their Needs Unit Plan

    This Science unit covers a range of concepts relating to the basic needs of living things.

    Teach Starter Publishing 140 pages Year: F
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    Properties of Materials Unit Plan

    This Chemical Sciences unit investigates the observable properties of materials. Descriptive vocabulary is explored as well as the suitability of materials for different purposes.

    Teach Starter Publishing 98 pages Year: F
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    Habitat Diorama - Assessment Task

    An inquiry-based assessment task in which students will demonstrate an understanding of the four basic needs for living things.

    Teach Starter Publishing 6 pages Year: F 60 mins
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    Balloon Rocket Experiment

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how energy makes things move.

    Teach Starter Publishing 44 pages Year: F 60 mins
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    Creating Oxygen Experiment

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how plants make oxygen.

    Teach Starter Publishing 42 pages Year: F 60 mins
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    Making a Mini Water Cycle Experiment

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how the water cycle works.

    Teach Starter Publishing 34 pages Year: F 60 mins
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    Keep Me Dry

    A 60 minute lesson in which students investigate materials to determine how water resistant they are.

    Teach Starter Publishing 8 pages Year: F 60 mins
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    Shelter Building Experiment

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how a shelter can protect a living thing.

    Teach Starter Publishing 47 pages Year: F 60 mins
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    Diving Into Description

    A 60 minute lesson in which students explore the properties of materials and develop vocabulary to describe them.

    Teach Starter Publishing 12 pages Year: F 60 mins
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    Let's Sort!

    A 60 minute lesson in which students identify the material objects are made of and sort them in various ways.

    Teach Starter Publishing 18 pages Year: F 60 mins
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    What Works Best?

    A 60 minute lesson in which students develop an understanding of the suitability of certain materials for different purposes.

    Teach Starter Publishing 91 pages Year: F 60 mins
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    Give Me Some Shade

    A 60 minute lesson in which students investigate materials to determine how much shade they provide.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Year: F 60 mins
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    Making Monsters

    A 60 minute lesson in which students design and create a 3D monster using objects made from materials with different properties.

    Teach Starter Publishing 42 pages Year: F 60 mins