Chemical Management Handbook for Australian Schools - Edition 3

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.

Is there too much air in chip packets? - Year 5 CLE

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.

Changing landscapes - Year 4 CLE

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;

Make it move - Year F CLE

In this investigation, younger students observe and compare the movement of various common toys.

Learning intentions

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.

Tasty science - Year 8 CLE

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.

Learning intentions

Students will be able to:


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