Year 1

Look! Listen!

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! Listen! addresses the AC Science Understanding ACSSU020 Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed, in the context of inquiring about familiar objects found in the school and at home.

Explore our new sequences for Year 1 aligned to AC V9

Look! Listen! provides students with hands-on opportunities to:

  • investigate sources of light and sound
  • explore how light and sound are produced and how light and sound travel
  • increase understanding of the role of light and sound in our lives and our community
  • explore why we have two eyes instead of one

Students apply their new learning by:

  • conducting an investigation to collect data that will support their explanations of how having two eyes helps us see

Linking science with literacy

In the Primary Connections approach, students are supported to create representations that draw on and strengthen their literacy development. In Look! Listen!, students represent and explain their understanding about how light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed, by creating these representations:

  • Data table
  • Annotated drawing
  • Role-play
  • Word wall

This is a classic Primary Connections sequence aligned with the Australian Curriculum V8.4. It is only available as a downloadable package.

The Look! Listen! sequence package includes all the resources you need to teach this sequence, including:

  • The Look! Listen! unit PDF
  • Equipment list
  • Australian Curriculum v8.4 alignment
  • Student eResource sheets
  • Assessment resources:
    • Assessment rubrics
    • Work samples
    • Student self-assessment
    • Achievement standard class checklist

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