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Water for life - unit of work

This online resource investigates the importance of water to living things.

The inquiry-based resource details activities and tasks that are designed to engage Year 2 students when they are learning about the importance of water to living things.

It provides question prompts and ideas on conducting investigations with students. The unit also advises on ways for students to draw conclusions and communicate what they have discovered.

It also provides a range of teaching resources and stories that could be used when exploring this topic.

Science of toys - Science by Doing

This Science by Doing online resource covers forces, energy, mass, weight, friction, Hooke's law, Newton's three laws, fair testing and variables.

This resource is an inquiry-based learning sequence of hands-on activities, digital interactives, animations and videos. Students can conduct practical tasks exploring various forces and learn to construct free-body diagrams.

A teacher guide, activity sheets and assessment items are available.

Circle of life - Science by Doing

This Science by Doing online resource covers ecosystems, food chains and webs, scientific classification, ecosystem management and sustainability.

This resource is an inquiry-based learning sequence of hands-on activities, digital interactives, animations and videos. Students can experience scientific fieldwork and learn how to develop a scientific argument.

Teacher guide, activity sheets and assessment items available.

Night and day rotation animation

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

An accompanying quiz strategically asks questions that gives teachers the opportunity to dig deeper into student thinking with questions such as "why do you think that?" and "If that were true, what would you expect to happen if?". Students can then use the interactive to check their ideas.

Old Bernie's Pond

This online resource introduces the concepts of habitat management.

The resource is a Scootle interactive that teaches students how people's actions can have positive and negative impacts on the health of a water environment.

Students learn about the effects of pollution and introduced species, and take positive action to restore the health of a pond by planting native species and removing sources of pollution.

Part of a pattern

This online resource is about the life stages of living things.

Targetted at Year 2 students, this resource is a Scootle interactive learning object about the life stages and growth of various living things.

This learning object shows the life stages of a range of plants and animals, namely, bird, crocodile, butterfly, waratah flower and gum tree.

Students are required to look for patterns in the stages of development and show their results using a timeline, graph, calendar or storyboard.

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