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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 1 Earth and space science components of the Australian Curriculum.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 1 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways > ACSIS029
  • Year 1 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Compare observations with those of others > ACSIS213
  • Year 1 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions using... > ACSIS025
  • Year 1 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided... > ACSIS027
  • Year 1 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and... > ACSIS024
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape > ACSSU019
  • Year 1 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in,... > ACSHE021
  • Year 1 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their... > ACSHE022
An artist's impression of the sun
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Publication Date: 19 January 2016

This online resource gives details for a sequence of two lessons that focus on climate change and its effects.

Students examine scientific evidence using an inquiry approach.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources... > ACSIS206
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible... > ACSIS205
  • 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 Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically > ACSIS198
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the... > ACSSU189
  • Year 10 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims,... > ACSHE195
  • Year 10 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims,... > ACSHE194
Clouds
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Publication Date: 31 July 2014

This is a 2-minute video clip that explains some different ways that people, and animals, can tell that it's going to rain.


Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape > ACSSU019
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways > ACSSU032
Artist's impression of a crashing wave
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Publication Date: 26 June 2014

This online resource is a video that shows before and after images of the damage caused by hurricanes.


Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • 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
  • Year Foundation > Science Inquiry Skills
Science Web Log
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Publication Date: 26 June 2014

With this online unit of work, students explore extreme weather conditions and gain a shared understanding of what constitutes extreme conditions through the study of cyclones.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations... > ACSIS110
  • 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 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 wave
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Publication Date: 26 June 2014

When using this online resource, students (and teachers) will explore information about tsunamis and how they are formed.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations... > ACSIS110
  • 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
Artist's impression of a cyclone
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Publication Date: 26 June 2014

This online resource provides information on past and current disasters.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • 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
Rain clouds
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Publication Date: 09 April 2014

This is a downloadable worksheet that probes the thinking of early year students about their understandings of how they respond to weather.

Type of Resources: Assessment task
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape > ACSSU019
Rain clouds
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Publication Date: 09 April 2014

This video is suitable for Foundation Year students. It describes and explains different ways that people are able to tell when it's going to rain.

Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Earth and space sciences > Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life > ACSSU004
Thermometer
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Publication Date: 08 April 2014

This online resource is a video suitable for Foundation Year students that explores and demonstrates the ways in which the bodies of humans and animals adapt to extremely hot weather.

Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Earth and space sciences > Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life > ACSSU004