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indigenous spinning toy
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Publication Date: 07 November 2016

Description: In this investigation, students explore how push/pull forces can be applied to make an object move, in the context of spinning tops.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Compare observations with those of others > ACSIS041
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions using... > ACSIS038
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided... > ACSIS040
  • 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 > Physical Sciences > A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape > ACSSU033
  • Year 2 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in,... > ACSHE034
  • Year 2 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their... > ACSHE035
Science ASSIST Logo
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Publication Date: 15 September 2016

This downloadable document contains quick links to the Connected Learning Experiences that have been developed by Science ASSIST.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
A photo of Asian rickshaws in a busy street
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Publication Date: 09 August 2016

This online teaching resource offers advice on how to approach teaching forces and motion to early years students.

Type of Resources: Teacher background info
Australian Curriculum:
  • 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
Cars racing around a racetrack
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Publication Date: 05 August 2016

This online resource is a series of Flash-based interactives intended to support the learning of early years students when investigating the effect of pushing and pulling on stationary objects.

Type of Resources: Interactive/Simulation
Australian Curriculum:
  • 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 > Physical Sciences > A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape > ACSSU033
  • Year Foundation > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events > ACSIS014
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and... > ACSSU005

Lab space for primary school: Could you provide information regarding establishing a science area for a primary school?

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Publication Date: 13 July 2016
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A drop of water hitting the surface of a pond
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Publication Date: 06 May 2016

This online resource is for teachers of primary-aged students and deals with the concept of water as a resource.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 1 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in,... > ACSHE021
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways > ACSSU032
  • Year Foundation > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses > ACSIS011
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have basic needs, including food and water > ACSSU002
The Science ASSIST Logo
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Publication Date: 31 March 2016

This online teaching package provides hands-on activities with teacher support materials to support the Year 2 Earth and space science components of the Australian Curriculum.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways > ACSIS042
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Compare observations with those of others > ACSIS041
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions using... > ACSIS038
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided... > ACSIS040
  • 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 > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways > ACSSU032
  • Year 2 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in,... > ACSHE034
  • Year 2 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their... > ACSHE035
Brightly coloured chemical beginning to mix in water
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Publication Date: 05 March 2016

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

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 2 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions using... > 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

Mosquite larvae. I’m putting together some activities for Year 2 students and was wondering if we are still able to use mosquito larvae in the classroom?

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Publication Date: 09 December 2015
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Cube and marble on slope
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Publication Date: 28 September 2015

This online resource is an interactive tool for exploring, sharing and challenging common misconceptions in the science classrooms F–10.

Type of Resources: Teacher background info

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