Physical Science Teacher's Guide

Physical Science Teacher's Guide
Publication Date: August, 2010
Type of Resource: Unit of Work

This downloadable resource helps teach younger students about the physical world.

The resource outlines a number of practical activities and challenges designed to support and engage Foundation to Year 2 students when exploring the physical world.

This inquiry-based teaching resource guide provides advice and ideas on how to engage and challenge the thinking of students.

It also outlines a range of practical tasks on dealing with motion, magnetism, sound, light and simple machines.

New Australian Curriculum Codes: AC9SFU02 (Foundation), AC9S1U03 (Year 1), AC9S2U02 (Year 2), AC9S4U03 (Year 4)

Additional Information

This is a USA-based resource, however the activities outlined fit an Australian context.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed > ACSSU020
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape > ACSSU033
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and... > ACSSU005