Australian Curriculum Categories

Planning and conducting

Based on the Australian Curriculum, Planning and conducting in Science Foundation Year includes:

  • ACSIS011 Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses

25 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments
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    Choose Your Senses Board Game

    A fun board game to play to consolidate students’ understanding of the five senses.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Year: F
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    Sorting Senses Peg Cards

    A hands-on senses identification and fine motor activity for younger students.

    Teach Starter Publishing 5 pages Years: P - 1
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    Sorting Objects by Property Template

    A template to use when sorting objects using the sense of touch and sight.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: P - 1
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    Describing Materials Template

    A template to use when describing objects using the senses of touch and sight.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: P - 1
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    Science Experiment - What Snacks Do Ants Prefer?

    A science experiment which explores the food preferences of ants.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: F - 1 Has Starter Sheet
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    Adjectives All Around - Outdoor Observation Activity

    Engaging activities where students observe and describe their outdoors environment.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: F - 7
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Woodlands Themed Field Notes Holiday Activity Pack

    Over 45 pages of woodlands themed worksheets, activities and scrapbooking pages for the holiday break.

    Teach Starter Publishing 48 pages Years: F - 7
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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 1 page Year: F Has Starter Sheet
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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 1 page Year: F 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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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 1 page Year: F 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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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 1 page Year: F 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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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 1 page Year: F 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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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 1 page Year: F 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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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 1 page Year: F 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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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 155 pages Year: F Has Starter Sheet
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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 1 page Year: F 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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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 1 page Year: F 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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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 1 page Year: F 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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    Balloon Rocket Experiment

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

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: F 60 mins Has Starter Sheet
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    Creating Oxygen Experiment

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

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