Curriculum Resources

Primary Connections has a suite of units across Foundation to Year 6 that fully align to all strands of the Australian Curriculum: Science. Each curriculum unit provides practical advice on implementing our inquiry-based teaching and learning approach to develop one Science Understanding. The units combine hands-on investigations, evidence-based reasoning and collaborative group work to build skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century.

All of our units are available as a free download from Scootle.

When you click ‘View unit’ (below) you will see more detail about the specific unit and its available resources. Log in as a Member to access the free digital resources in the 'more for members' section of each unit page. The icons on each unit page indicate which supporting resources are available (see the sidebar for more details), including printed resources such as hard copies of units, which are available through our supplier Abacus.

Primary Connections: Linking Science with literacy is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

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Chemical sciences
Year 2
All mixed up Curriculum unit cover

We are surrounded by mixtures — the air we breathe, the food we eat and drink, and our personal grooming products. Chefs try mixing ingredients in different ways to make tasty combinations and interesting textures.

Biological sciences
Year 4
Among the Gum Trees Unit Cover

Eucalyptus trees are an important feature of Australian life, with over 900 species found in almost every corner of the nation. Eucalypts have adapted to survive both drought and bushfire, and some rely on extreme heat or smoke to release and germinate seeds.

Eucalypt Australia
Chemical sciences
Year 1
Bend it Stretch it Curriculum unit cover

Changes are happening all around us. We observe change as we watch trees lose their leaves, smell bread cooking, feel a footpath become slippery with the rain or watch the sun set slowly over the horizon.

Earth and space
Year 4
Beneath our feet unit cover

We live in a world that is constantly changing. Even things that we might consider immovable such as mountains or rock formations are gradually changing, sometimes with processes that are visible in our lifetimes.

Chemical sciences
Year 6
Change Detectives Unit Cover

What makes things change and what affects how fast they change? Why do some things burn more fiercely, rust more quickly or smell more strongly? The whole world is made up of particles that are constantly moving and reacting with one another in fascinating ways.