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A magnet
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Publication Date: 02 September 2014

This online resource provides teaching strategies for teaching about non-contact forces such as gravity, magnetism and electrostatic attraction.

Critical teaching ideas covered.

Type of Resources: Teacher background info
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a... > ACSSU076
Artist's concept of a magnet
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Publication Date: 01 September 2014

This online resource provides strategies for teaching about magnetism as a non-contact force.

Type of Resources: Teacher background info
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a... > ACSSU076
"Car" with rollers for wheels
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Publication Date: 19 August 2014

This online resource is a downloadable student practical activity that focuses on the relationship between mass, acceleration, and force as described in Newton’s second law of motion. 

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS203
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent... > ACSIS204
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics > ACSSU229
Artist's impression of a CFL light globe
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Publication Date: 19 August 2014

This online resource is a downloadable activity booklet about energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and... > ACSSU155
Artist's impression of a CFL light globe
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Publication Date: 19 August 2014

This downloadable resource suitable for Year 8s is about being energy efficient.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, findings and evidence-based solutions to problems using... > ACSIS148
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims... > ACSIS234
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and... > ACSIS141
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and... > ACSIS145
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and... > ACSIS139
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and... > ACSSU155
Artist's impression of an aircraft in flight
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Publication Date: 11 August 2014

This online resource is about the laminar flow of air across an aircraft's wing.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent... > ACSIS204
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics > ACSSU229
  • Year 10 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and... > ACSHE192
Plastic slinky
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Publication Date: 11 August 2014

This online resource is a short video about what happens to the top and bottom of a stretched slinky spring as it falls.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not > ACSIS069
  • Year 4 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings > ACSIS216
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a... > ACSSU076
Thermometer
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Publication Date: 11 August 2014

This online resource is a short video about the difference between temperature and heat from the ABC television show Catalyst

Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, findings and evidence-based solutions to problems using... > ACSIS148
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the... > ACSIS146
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and... > ACSIS145
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and... > ACSIS139
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and... > ACSSU155
Basketball
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Publication Date: 11 August 2014

This online resource is a short video about the effect of gravity on two objects of different mass from the ABC television show Catalyst

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims... > ACSIS132
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and... > ACSIS130
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and... > ACSIS124
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth's... > ACSSU117
Artist's impression of the Leaning Tower of Piza
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Publication Date: 11 August 2014

This online resource is a short video about the gravity tower at Gingin near Perth which was taken from the ABC television show Catalyst.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the... > ACSIS131
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and... > ACSIS130
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and... > ACSIS124
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth's... > ACSSU117
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Scientific knowledge has changed people's understanding of the world and is... > ACSHE119

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