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W.A.S.P. Year 5 – Solar system

This online teaching package provides hands-on activities with teacher support materials to help with the teaching of the Year 5 Earth and space science components of the Australian Curriculum.

The activities are organised into five topics:

  1. Formation of our Solar System
  2. Identifying Planets
  3. Orbits
  4. The Sun and Energy
  5. Thinking About Planets 

W.A.S.P. Year 4 – Weathering and erosion

This online teaching package provides hands-on activities with teacher support materials to support the Year 4 Earth and space sciences components of the Australian Curriculum.

The activities are organised into six topics:

  1. Weathering and Erosion
  2. Soils
  3. Fossils
  4. Landscape Changes
  5. Man-made Changes
  6. Critical Thinking

P.A.L.M.S. Year 2 – Earth's Resources

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.

The activities are organised into five topics:

  • Resources
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Clean air
  • Minerals

The package also integrates other subject areas, including—mathematics, drama, geography and history.

P.A.L.M.S. Year 1 – Local Environments & Patterns On Earth

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.

The activities are organised into four topics:

  • Senses
  • Weather changes
  • Day and night
  • Landscape changes and timescale

The package also integrates other subject areas, including—English, mathematics, geography and history.

Change Detectives - PrimaryConnections

This online resource details ways of supporting and engaging Year 6 students when learning about physical and chemical changes in everyday materials.

This inquiry-based teaching unit provides advice and outlines tasks and activities that are intended to engage students when exploring reversibile and irreversibile changes through melting, evaporating, dissolving and burning experiences. It includes 7 lesson plans, teacher background information and student worksheets that support its implementation.

A Never-Ending Supply

This online resource is a short video (2 min 44 sec) that provides information on a range of renewable energy sources.


It begins with a brief explanation of non-renewable resources then introduces the concept of renewable energy sources and describes the features of a number of renewable energy sources.


This resource also provides support materials and tips for teachers.

What's it made of? PrimaryConnections

This online resource details ways of supporting and engaging Foundation Year students when learning about the properties of different materials.

This inquiry-based unit outlines tasks and activities that promote the use of the students' senses when exploring, describing, comparing, naming and classifying a range of materials. It includes 6 lesson plans, teacher background information and student worksheets that support its implementation.

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