Planting the Seeds of Science

Planting the Seeds of Science
Publication Date: January, 2010
Type of Resource: Weblink

This online resource is a downloadable PDF containing five modules of work around the themes of the environment, astronomy, forensic science, cleanliness and solar energy.

As an example, one part of this resource deals with how children relate and build on their experiences of daytime light and night-time dark (e.g., is the grass still green at night?) Astrophysics of the dark introduces children to scientific concepts relating to day and night.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have a variety of external features > ACSSU017
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves > ACSSU030
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day > ACSSU048
  • Year Foundation > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in,... > ACSHE013