This Physical Sciences unit addresses the concepts of light and sound and how they are sensed.
It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.
The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.
An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.
Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of students’ work throughout the unit to add to a learning portfolio. These can also be used to assess students’ understanding of the unit objectives.
Australian Curriculum alignment
- Science > Year 1 > Science Understanding > Physical sciences > ACSSU020
Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensedElaborationsrecognising senses are used to learn about the world around us: our eyes to detect light, our ears to detect sound, and ...
- Science > Year 1 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > ACSHE021
Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and eventsElaborationsjointly constructing questions about the events and features of the local environment with ...
- Science > Year 1 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > ACSIS027
Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictionsElaborationsusing matching activities, including identif...
- Science > Year 1 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > ACSIS213
Compare observations with those of othersElaborationsdiscussing observations as a whole class to identify similarities and differences in their observations (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Th...
- Science > Year 1 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > ACSIS029
Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of waysElaborationsdiscussing or representing what was discovered in an investigation (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)en...
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