Practical science for younger learners

Practical science for younger learners
Publication Date: January, 2014
Type of Resource: Weblink

This online resource demonstrates various learning programs for teaching the practical aspects of chemistry to younger students.

The web page contains a video showing a teacher and his class investigating the mixing of liquids and concentrates using the 5E learning program from Primary Connections.

The video is designed to demonstrate practices that exemplify teaching standards considered appropriate for a proficient teacher. It is accompanied with detailed information on: standards, discussion questions, the Australian Curriculum, school contexts, learning contexts, accessibility and copyright information.

Additional Information

This teaching resource is one of many videos that depict illustrations of practice featuring Australian teachers working with students. It was produced by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

The original resource became unavailable in June 2018. The current link is to an Internet Archive copy of the original last captured 13 May 2018.

Apologies for any inconvenience if the link to the Internet Archive doesn't work as well as the original.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions > ACSIS038
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and... > ACSIS037
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose > ACSSU031
  • Year 2 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in,... > ACSHE034