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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 Earth showing Australia
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Publication Date: 02 September 2014

This online resource demonstrates why we have night and day.

The Flash-based interactive resource shows different views of the Earth as it rotates, showing how this causes day and night.

Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated... > ACSIS053
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day > ACSSU048
  • Year 3 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships > ACSHE050
A person's shadow on the ground
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Publication Date: 14 June 2014

This resource links to three online practical investigations that build understanding of day and night as well as highlighting the properties of light and shadows.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day > ACSSU048