Primary Connections offers a suite of units across Foundation to Year 6 that fully align to all strands of the Australian Curriculum: Science. Each curriculum unit provides examples about implementing Primary Connections guided-inquiry teaching and learning approach. When units are brought to life by teachers, students engage in hands-on activities, opportunities for representation using multiple modalities, collaboration, reflection, self and peer assessment. Learning activities embedded in units are rich and offer great scope for teachers to learn from students, with students and about student learning of science.
My, what big teeth you have… Find out how the physical features of dinosaurs and other animals help them meet their basic survival needs. Use this new understanding to design a defence against a dinosaur attack!
Some things can be bent, some things can be stretched, some things can be folded, some things can be cut... How a material can be changed depends on what it’s made of. Explore how everyday materials can be physically changed.
Light and sound are all around us. What produces light and sound? Can you feel sound? Does sound travel through things? Do we need light to see? Are two eyes better than one? Let’s use our senses to explore light and sound.
Look out your window - do you notice a constantly changing world? The Sun rises and sets and the sky reflects many different hues over a day. Students sharpen their observation skills by conducting investigations in the school yard.