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Year 3 Unit on heat transfer: I am a teacher of Year 3 and am looking for an engaging hands-on unit that will cover the physical science concept of heat transfer. 

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Publication Date: 30 September 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
A flock of emperor penguins
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Publication Date: 03 July 2015

This online resource is a Connected Learning Experience (CLE) to help teachers teach the concepts of heat transfer and heat insulators to Year 3 students.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and... > ACSIS060
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not > ACSIS058
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital... > ACSIS055
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to... > ACSIS054
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent... > ACSIS057
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another > ACSSU049
  • Year 3 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships > ACSHE050
  • Year 3 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions > ACSHE051
A picture of a koala
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Publication Date: 22 April 2015

ARKive is a not-for-profit organisation that curates free photos and videos of a wide variety of animal and plant species from around the world.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living... > ACSSU185
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next... > ACSSU184
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have a variety of external features > ACSSU017
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things live in different places where their needs are met > ACSSU211
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves > ACSSU030
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be... > ACSSU044
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive > ACSSU073
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have life cycles > ACSSU072
  • 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
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms > ACSSU111
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Cells are the basic units of living things and have specialised structures and... > ACSSU149
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic... > ACSSU176
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal... > ACSSU175
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have basic needs, including food and water > ACSSU002
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
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 campfire
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Publication Date: 20 January 2015

This online resource gives details for an activity that focuses on determining the heat capacity of different materials.

The resource includes a lesson plan and student worksheets.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another > ACSSU049
  • Year 3 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships > ACSHE050
Artist's impression of food waste
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Publication Date: 18 January 2015

This online resource details an experiment in which students learn what happens to buried rubbish.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions > ACSHE051
  • Year 4 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions > ACSHE062
Artist's impression of a tornado
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Publication Date: 18 January 2015

This online resource gives details on how students can create their own anemometers—instruments for measuring wind speed.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships > ACSHE050

Risk assessments: The teachers at my school are wondering if they have to fill out risk assessments for household items like bicarb and vinegar or boiling water in a beaker over a Bunsen burner?

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Publication Date: 14 November 2014
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