Curriculum Resources

PrimaryConnections 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.

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

The Primary Connections - Linking science with Literacy project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training through the Maths and Science Participation Program. 

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Earth and space
Year 1

Changes to the land and sky occur all the time. Some changes are so gradual that we barely notice them, like the erosion of stones. Others are rapid, such as the felling of a tree. Some changes are minuscule, such as ants building a nest. Others are massive, such as the formation of mountains or development of thunderclouds.

Physical sciences
Year 6
Circuits and Switches Unit Cover

Access to safe, reliable electrical power has revolutionised our lives in countless ways. With a flick of a switch we complete a circuit, allowing electrical energy to be transferred and transformed into light in our lamps and televisions, heat in our toasters and electric blankets, sound in our radios, and motion in our dishwashers and blenders.

Earth and space
Year 6
Creators and destroyers Curriculum unit cover

The surface of our Earth is slowly moving and changing over time. On average, a volcanic eruption occurs somewhere on Earth each week. Volcanic eruptions are often seen as devastating events causing destruction, but they are also instrumental in creating new islands and adding to the continents while providing rich fertile soils and mineral deposits.

Biological sciences
Year 5
Desert Survivors Unit Cover

It can be hard to imagine how any form of life could survive in the extreme temperatures and dryness of a desert environment. Yet even in such places an amazing diversity of plants and animals can still be found. Their behaviours and physical features have adapted so that they can not only survive, but thrive under these conditions.

Biological sciences
Year 1
Dinosaurs and More Unit Cover

Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago alongside other fantastic prehistoric animals like giant insects, armoured fish and huge amphibians. By comparing the fossilised remains of dinosaurs to those of living animals, palaeontologists can make claims about how dinosaurs moved, what they ate and even how they behaved.