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.

Most of our units are available as a free download from Scootle (more Primary Connections titles to be added to Scootle soon!).

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 and Training through the National Innovation and Science Agenda measure Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM.

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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.