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A photograph of the sea
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Publication Date: 17 February 2015

This online resource gives details for a practical activity where students build a saltwater circuit; an electrical circuit that uses salt water as part of the circuit.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations > ACSIS221
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific... > ACSIS232
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and... > ACSSU097
  • Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and... > ACSHE220
A camera
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Publication Date: 12 February 2015

CSIRO ScienceImage is an online image library specialising in science and nature images. It is made available by the CSIRO (Australia's major science research organisation).

Type of Resources: Weblink
An artist's impression of a molecule model
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Publication Date: 07 February 2015

This online resource can help teachers use scientific models effectively, for example to guide student predictions and to give explanations. 

Type of Resources: Teacher background info
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day > ACSSU048
  • Year 4 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and... > ACSIS071
  • Year 4 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships > ACSHE061
  • Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations... > ACSIS093
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) > ACSSU078
An artist's impression of a polar bear on a rock
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Publication Date: 30 January 2015

This online resource provides students and teachers with material about plant and animal adaptation that can easily be adapted/used as a unit of work.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to... > ACSSU043
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
Satellite image of the Amazon floodplain
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Publication Date: 20 January 2015

This online resource gives details for a hands-on inquiry modelling floodplain erosion with clay.

The resource includes student worksheets and a step-by-step teacher guide. 

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer... > ACSIS103
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface > ACSSU096
  • Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and... > ACSHE220
An artist's impression of the Earth
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Publication Date: 20 January 2015

This online resource gives step-by-step instructions and worksheets for a hands-on activity building cardboard models of the different types of geological fault lines.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface > ACSSU096
A meteor crater
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Publication Date: 19 January 2015

This online resource contains instructions, teacher background information and downloadable student resources to examine the effects of a meteor or comet strike on the Earth.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and... > ACSIS104
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer... > ACSIS103
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface > ACSSU096
Artist's impression of chemical glassware
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Publication Date: 19 January 2015

This online resource contains background notes, step-by-step instructions and student worksheets for a hands-on activity examining the production of methane by microbes.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
  • Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to... > ACSHE098
  • Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and... > ACSHE220
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised... > ACSSU150
An artist's impression of a breaking wave
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Publication Date: 19 January 2015

This online resource examines the most effective engineering techniques to contain the force of water contained in dams.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a... > ACSSU076
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface > ACSSU096
  • Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to... > ACSHE098
  • Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and... > ACSHE220
Artist's impression of a moving vehicle
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Publication Date: 18 January 2015

This online resource examines the different variables that affect plant growth.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and... > ACSIS104
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer... > ACSIS103
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific... > ACSIS232
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
  • Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and... > ACSHE220

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