The Chemical Management Handbook was developed by Science ASSIST in recognition of a need for guidance on the safe handling, storage and waste disposal of chemicals in schools. The Handbook provides information on most of the chemicals in the Science ASSIST List of Recommended Chemicals in the form of a one page summary per chemical, which covers safe handling, storage and first aid, and waste disposal procedures.
In this investigation, students explore the properties of gases and liquids. They will follow instructions to predict the effect of changing a variable when planning an investigation. They will use equipment in safe ways and improve the accuracy of their results. Students will construct a table to organise data. They will compare their data with their predictions and describe the fairness of the investigation.
This CLE is aimed at enhancing a unit already being taught on the properties of solids, liquids and gases.
This downloadable ASSIST Information sheet outlines the suggested and alternative sterilisation techniques for the in-house preparation of sterile equipment used in microbiology. Please note that Version 2 was uploaded on 10 February 2017.
This downloadable ASSIST information sheet (AIS) outlines the procedures suitable for the decontamination of Risk Group 1 microbes used in a Physical Containment level 1 laboratory. Please note that Version 2 was uploaded on 10 February 2017.
This downloadable ASSIST Information Sheet (AIS) outlines the design features of portable Bunsen burners and explores the safety issues that schools should consider (in conjunction with a detailed risk assessment) if they choose to purchase and use portable Bunsen burners.
In this investigation, students explore what can shape the natural landscape.
Human activities and the resulting effects on a local surface over time are explored in terms of the consequences for the environment.
This CLE could be taught as part of a cross-curricular unit that incorporates Year 4 HASS content descriptions;
This downloadable ASSIST Information Sheet (AIS) provides information and guidelines on the safe handling, use and storage of potting mix.
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and detailed method including images on how to prepare animal and plant cell slides
In this investigation, younger students observe and compare the movement of various common toys.
Students will be able to:
- identify and describe ways in which objects move;
- observe, share and reflect on ways in which objects move;
- respond to questions about familiar objects and events such as, the ways in which objects move;
- observe and compare the ways different-sized objects move;
- engage in discussions about observations;
- use methods such as drawing to represent ideas.
This Connected Learning Experience explores how cell specialisation helps animals survive.
In this investigation, the specialised structures and functions of cells in the tongue are explored to determine how this organ helps animals survive.
Claims regarding the taste map of the tongue, published in 1901, are evaluated through planning and conducting experiments, processing, analysing and evaluating the data.
Students will be able to: