Year 1

Up, down and all around

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.

Up, down and all around addresses the AC Science Understanding ACSSU019 Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape, in the context of changes that occur in the school grounds over time, and observing seasonal changes.

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Up, down and all around provides students with hands-on opportunities to:

  • explore natural, made and managed features that undergo change
  • investigate the daily, weekly and seasonal changes in their local environment through outdoor observations and photographic records
  • observe sky and landscape over several timescales

Students apply their new learning by:

  • investigating how human activities affect features of the landscape

Linking science with literacy

In the Primary Connections approach, students are supported to create representations that draw on and strengthen their literacy development. In Up, down and all around, students represent and explain their understanding about how observable changes occur in the sky and landscape, by creating these representations:

  • Data table
  • Word wall
  • Venn diagram
  • Poster
  • Flow chart
  • Interview

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

The Up, down and all around sequence package includes all the resources you need to teach this sequence, including:

  • The Up, down and all around 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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