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Owl
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Publication Date: 18 October 2016

Description: In this investigation, living things that live in particular habitats are investigated in the context of habitats being places that provide many of the needs of living

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
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 > Questioning and Predicting > Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and... > ACSIS024
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things live in different places where their needs are met > ACSSU211
  • 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
A grid used for graphing
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Publication Date: 09 August 2015

This downloadable worksheet is an environmentally related data analysis task using data for turtle hatching rates gathered by teachers visiting Malaysia in 2014.

Type of Resources: Student worksheet
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models... > ACSIS129
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models... > ACSIS144
A person carrying a plastic bag full of groceries
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Publication Date: 11 June 2015

This online resource details a student activity where students examine biodegradable plastic bags as a possible alternative to ordinary plastic bags. 

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources... > ACSIS172
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible... > ACSIS171
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a... > ACSSU178
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are... > ACSSU179
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims,... > ACSHE161
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of... > ACSHE228
Photo of a dam full of water
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Publication Date: 31 March 2015

This online resource details ways of engaging Year 2 students when learning about the importance of water to living things.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways > ACSSU032
Artist's impression of food waste
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Publication Date: 18 January 2015

In this online resource instructions are given for a long-term experiment in which students can learn about what happens to rubbish when it is buried.

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 tree
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Publication Date: 01 September 2014

This online resource provides support for the teaching of the flow of energy in ecosystems and the interdependence between environment and living things.

Type of Resources: Teacher background info
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to... > ACSSU043
A waterfall: frog habitat
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Publication Date: 28 August 2014

This online resource can be used to teach about the native frogs of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to... > ACSSU043
A freshwater turtle
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Publication Date: 28 August 2014

This is a Scootle interactive which teaches students that actions can have positive or negative impacts on the health of a water environment. Students learn about

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive > ACSSU073
A photo of a desert plant
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Publication Date: 23 August 2014

This 5 minute video teaches students about adaptations which help plants survive in their different habitats.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to... > ACSSU043
A photo of a desert plant
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Publication Date: 22 August 2014

 This is a 5 minute video that teaches about how the physical characterstics of succulents and cacti help them to survive harsh, dry environments.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to... > ACSSU043

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