Being a Soil Scientist (QCAT Sample Assessment)

This online resource looks into the factors affecting erosion.

The resource is a sample assessment task from QCAT where students conduct an investigation into what affects and controls erosion.

It includes detailed background information about the science concepts, a student worksheet, a continua model of task-specific standards for A–E assessment, suggestions for student feedback and links to the Australian Curriculum.

The student booklet is used in conjunction with QCAT teacher notes. An alternative video link is provided.

Weathering and Erosion – Year 4 W.A.S.P.

This online resource pack covers all aspects of the Year 4 Earth and Space Science.

The teaching package provides hands-on activities with teacher support materials to support all of the Year 4 Earth and space sciences components of the Australian Curriculum.

The activities are organised into six topics:

  1. Weathering and Erosion
  2. Soils
  3. Fossils
  4. Landscape Changes
  5. Man-made Changes
  6. Critical Thinking

New Australian Curriculum 9 Codes: AC9S5U02 (Year 5)

Glaciers, water and wind. Oh my!

This online resource focuses on the different forms of erosion.

There is a video to watch, and a series of different activities for students to complete in station format to investigate the different forms of erosion. All activities include full materials lists and instructions, and there are Science and Math worksheets for download as well..

New Australian Curriculum 9 Codes: AC9S5U02 (Year 5)

Beneath Our Feet - Primary Connections

This unit of work investigates soils, rocks and the landscape.

The resource provides opportunities for students to explore how natural processes and human activity shape their surroundings.

Students’ understanding of soils, rocks and landscapes and how they change over time is developed through hands-on activities and student-planned investigations.

Students also investigate factors that affect the erosion of soils.

New Australian Curriculum 9 Codes: AC9S3U02 (Year 3), AC9S5U02 (Year 5)

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