Assessing primary science: the Primary Connections approach

By linking science to literacy it supports teachers to assess. Hear teachers describe the assessment approaches in Primary Connections.

Case studies: Implementing Primary Connections in Australian Primary schools

Find out how the implementation of PrimaryConnections within these two schools has supported the schools to implement the Australian Curriculum: Science, and how it impacts on a practical level in their school, such as improving literacy, numeracy and reasoning skills.

Effective questioning in primary science

Teachers describe the benefits of different questioning techniques that help develop students' understanding.

Indigenous Perspectives in primary science: The 5E model- Engage

Students show interest, ask questions, share what they think they know, and interact with science through Indigenous perspectives.

Indigenous Perspectives in primary science: The 5E model- Explore

Teachers, AIEOs, Indigenous community members and students explore a range of hands-on science phenomena through Indigenous perspectives. Students build on their literacy skills and various modes to represent their developing understanding.

The Primary Connections 5E model: Elaborate

The Elaborate phase in action - planning and conducting an open investigation to apply and extend new conceptual understanding in a new context

The Primary Connections 5E model: Engage

The Engage phase in action - sparking students' interest, stimulating their curiosity, raising questions for inquiry and eliciting existing student beliefs about the topic.

The Primary Connections 5E model: Explore

The Explore phase in action – students exploring ideas of the science phenomena, collecting evidence, discussion observations and keeping records.