The Science content includes the three strands of science understanding, science inquiry skills and science as a human endeavour. The three strands of the curriculum are interrelated and their content is taught in an integrated way. The order and detail in which the content descriptions are organised into teaching and learning programs are decisions to be made by the teacher.
Incorporating the key ideas of science
From Foundation to Year 2, students learn that observations can be organised to reveal patterns, and that these patterns can be used to make predictions about phenomena.
In Foundation, students observe and describe the behaviours and properties of everyday objects, materials and living things. They explore change in the world around them, including changes that impact on them, such as the weather, and changes they can effect, such as making things move or change shape. They learn that seeking answers to questions they pose and making observations is a core part of science and use their senses to gather different types of information.
By the end of the Foundation year, students describe the properties and behaviour of familiar objects. They suggest how the environment affects them and other living things.
Students share and reflect on observations, and ask and respond to questions about familiar objects and events.
Handwriting sheets about the seasons.
Learn about the importance of water to life on Earth, along with where water comes from, with an instructional slide deck.
Create a visual representation of the 4 seasons with a printable tree template.
Sort 32 picture tiles by whether they are living things or inanimate objects.
A fun sorting activity for students to explore the materials objects are made of.
A 9 slide editable PowerPoint template to use when teaching students about the concepts of living and non-living.
Identify proper clothing, activities, and objects for different types of weather with this four seasons activity.
A 16 slide teaching presentation to use when exploring the properties of materials.
An 11 slide editable PowerPoint template to use when teaching students why living things need shelter.
Print a four seasons spinner activity to expand students' understanding of the different times of the year.
An open-ended assessment task for students to demonstrate their understanding of living things and their needs.
A fun game to play when learning about the properties of materials.
A worksheet that explores different types of weather and subsequent observable changes.
Learn about natural and manmade materials with a printable resource pack.
A set of beautifully illustrated posters that depict the seasons and the differences between them.
Download a printable poster pack that teaches the different seasons and their corresponding months!
A fun activity for students to explore why living things need shelter.
A poster highlighting the differences between living and non-living things.
An 10 slide editable PowerPoint template to use when teaching students why living things need water.
A 10 slide editable PowerPoint template to use when teaching students why living things need energy.
A hands-on experiment to use when investigating the water cycle.
Forty-eight 'properties of materials' vocabulary cards.
An 11 slide editable PowerPoint template to use when teaching students why living things need oxygen.
A hands-on experiment to use when investigating how shelters protect living things.
A worksheet for students to sequence the steps of the water cycle.
A worksheet consolidating the word for each season and what it looks like.
A worksheet for students to identify the four basic needs of living things.
A set of 6 templates to use when investigating the properties of materials.
Identify proper clothing choices for different weather conditions with a clothing and climate matching activity.
A set of 89 task cards to help students learn about patterns in nature.
Six mini jigsaw puzzles focusing on the materials objects are made of.
A teaching presentation exploring the seasons and how they affect everyday life.