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- Evaluate

Students re-represent their understanding and reflect on their learning journey. Teachers and AEIOs collect evidence about students' achievements.

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

Teachers, AEIOs, Indigenous community members and students share ideas that support students' developing understanding of current scientific explanations and vocabulary. Students represent their understanding using literacy skills.

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.

Introduction to the Primary Connections 5E model for inquiry science

Hear educators discuss the Primary Connections 5E model and its success in the teaching and learning of science.

Introduction to the Primary Connections Indigenous Perspectives Framework

Teachers and Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers (AIEOs) 'yarn' about the Primary Connections Indigenous Perspectives framework and the impact of its application in the classroom.

Investigating in primary science

Students and teachers demonstrate how to plan and conduct an investigation. We see how investigating in the classroom can lead to life-long learning.

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: Evaluate

The Evaluate phase in action – students reflecting on their learning journey and creating a representation of their conceptual understanding by building on literacy skills.

The Primary Connections 5E model: Explain

The Explain phase in action – students discussing and identifying patterns and relationships within observations, developing their own scientific explanations, and considering the current views of scientists.

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.