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Water for life - unit of work

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

This inquiry-based unit details activities and tasks that are designed to engage early years students when learning about the importance of water. It provides question prompts and ideas on conducting investigations with students.

The unit advises on ways for students to draw conclusions and communicate what they have discovered. It also lists 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.

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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