Australian Curriculum Science resources
Empower your students by developing their scientific knowledge and making sure they are equipped to make informed decisions about the world around them. This collection contains a range of curriculum-aligned resources to help your students understand the basic concepts of Science.
The Scientific Method
When teaching students, the process of experimental design, use the four-question strategy. This is a clever activity to help students explore the possible variations of a general topic before trying to follow the Scientific method using the Question, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedures, Results and Analyses steps. Devoseducation
Wacky science: 10 fun experiments for young learners
This 36-page interactive workbook is perfect for stimulating young minds and keeping hands busy. The workbook contains 10 fun experiments ranging from easy to difficult. Perfect to use in addition to classroom activities or to be sent home as a holiday project. Learners are guided to do experiments and then prompted to answer key questions and explain their process through drawings. Can be used as part of a homeschool curriculum as well.
English | Kindergarten | Solar System Workbook
English | Kindergarten | Solar System Workbook Covers the following:
- Shadow Matching
- Tracing | Hand | Eye Co-ordination
- Time of day
- Number Tracing
- Size recognition
- Number recognition | counting
- Pattern recognition
- Solar System Quiz Cards | Game
Project Based Learning: If I Built A House
A 5 part, 10-hour lesson series that integrate Mathematics, English Language Arts, Geography, Creative Arts and Technology. In these lessons, learners are guided through the process of planning their dream house and ultimately building a part of it in a 3D model. The series incorporates auditory, visual and kinesthetic learning opportunities so that there is something that will appeal to all learners. Along with the lesson resources are suggestions for teaching, additional online resources and ideas for extension. Learners will be actively engaged in these fun lessons that appeal to every child's sense of fantasy while learning valuable skills such as writing descriptive essays, planning, building 3D models and working with scale. While these lessons are aimed at a Grade 5 level, they could very easily be adapted for a Grade 4 - 6 level. A video of the story on which these lessons are based can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic1Y_mJlAlQ
Natural Science Experiment: Growing bacteria (Grade 6-7). PDF
Learner practical worksheet with introduction on microbes, instructions and reflection to test surfaces for bacteria using agar plates. Includes recipe for agar. Applies the Scientific method.
Volume Practical Investigation Stations for STEM Term 3
Have you noticed that your students can solve routine problems involving volume but they struggle when you give them something different? Are you wanting to introduce or build their understanding of volume through problem-solving? These 5 practical stations give students the space to explore and problem-solve. Using them, they will explore concepts like the fact that objects have volume, they will divide volumes and they will solve non-routine problems related to volume. And in so doing, your students will learn. Not just facts and routines, but to think and problem solve no matter the situation. And they will internalise that they can do hard things in the process. What you get: 5 core station scenario cards that: Are labelled with symbols rather than numbers to make it easier for you to mix and match Are differentiated. Each station has two versions: an easier and more challenging version. The more challenging version is identified by a star in the symbol. Include a problem scenario for each station and provide a list of required resources. Station labels: These can be printed and folded along the line to label each station when set up. Student pack containing: A sheet for every station for students to record their thinking, including an outline of the problem scenario. Bonus: two worksheets in addition to the stations for some routine problem-solving practice, including: ordering volumes from smallest to largest; specifying a unit of measurement; reading volume on a beaker and 4 word-problems involving volume in the different operations. Teacher Guide explaining: Exactly how to set up the stations, what resources you will need, what the core skills are and how students can problem solve. You will also get an answer key for the routine problem-solving worksheets. **Check out the preview for an example station**
The Standard Nuclear Notation
A single page worksheet to help learners summarize and practice extracting information from the standard nuclear notation of elements. Answer sheet included. For those concerned with paper usage, this worksheet works well on A4 and A5. Upon purchase a pdf document will made available for download.
Science Poster Set 1: Matter and its properties
Colourful, printable and handy science poster set about matter and its properties. This seven poster set contains the following posters: States of matter, Changes in states of matter (two posters), Chemical properties, Gas properties and Physical Properties (two posters). Wise Old Owl Educational Products