Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources


Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions


  • considering how heating affects materials used in everyday life (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating how science helps people such as nurses, doctors, dentists, mechanics and gardeners)
  • considering how materials including solids and liquids affect the environment in different ways (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • deciding what characteristics make a material a pollutant (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • researching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s knowledge of the local natural environment, such as the characteristics of plants and animals (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)

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