1. Science expert

https://youtu.be/EipdYVDyhl0

Professor Denis Goodrum – science

Video (1.49 mins)

Denis Goodrum is Executive Consultant, Science by Doing at the Australian Academy of Science.

Here he speaks about the essentials of science learning.

Downloads:

Science workshop – expert voice

(PDF, 382KB)

The essentials of science – the essentials in science learning

2. What ‘Adelaideans’ think about science

https://youtu.be/cg3cDy_MoN8
Video (2.14 mins)

Teachers, students and community members talk about what they think science is for.

This video clip promotes discussions to reflect on what we believe science is for and what we want our students to take forward into their lives from it. We call this the essence of the learning area.

Downloads:

Science workshop – Sound bites

(PDF, 383KB)

What ‘Adelaideans’ think about science

3. Science animation – What is it for?

https://youtu.be/NS8ixHvEnrw
Video (3.41 mins)

From a video animation series describing the essence of each learning area and how the components of the learning area work together

These animations describe the essence of each learning area and how the components of the Australian Curriculum learning area can work together to create powerful, relevant learning experiences for our students.

4. Maths ‘Bringing it to life’ [BiTL]

A process tool that demonstrates how we can bring together what we want students to learn and how we want them to learn it – to engage our students in deep learning.

*Click the ‘enlarge icon’ to access the full benefits of this tool (located on the bottom right).

5. Science BiTL printables

These posters, placemats, questioning tools and BitL overviews have been designed to be used in classrooms with students F-10.

Downloads:

Learning area specific resources available to be downloaded and printed.

6. The conceptual narratives for Learning Areas F-10

The audio series describes the big ideas and concepts in the curriculum of each learning area that grow in complexity across the year levels F-10. These brief descriptions give teachers clarity about the key concepts of each learning area and support designing learning to connect up concepts across multi-age groups.

*Click the ‘enlarge icon’ to access the full benefits of this tool (located on the bottom right).

7. Conceptual narrative – Science printables

The resources show examples of how the BiTL questions can be used to develop conceptual understanding using specific learning area content from F-10.

Downloads:

Learning area specific resources available to be downloaded and printed.

Chemical Sciences

Change of Matter

Year 1

(PDF, 408KB)

Year 2

(PDF, 378KB)

Year 3

(PDF, 370KB)

Year 6

(PDF, 425KB)

Year 8

(PDF, 407KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 383KB)

Year 10

(PDF, 372KB)

Properties of Matter

Foundation

(PDF, 345KB)

Year 4

(PDF, 438KB)

Year 5

(PDF, 387KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 373KB)

Year 8

(PDF, 338KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 336KB)

Year 10

(PDF, 298KB)

Physical Sciences

Energy

Year 1

(PDF, 381KB)

Year 3

(PDF, 480KB)

Year 5

(PDF, 352KB)

Year 6

(PDF, 363KB)

Year 8

(PDF, 372KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 618KB)

Year 10

(PDF, 446KB)

Forces and Motion

Foundation

(PDF, 355KB)

Year 2

(PDF, 339KB)

Year 4

(PDF, 392KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 638KB)

Year 10

(PDF, 392KB)

Earth and Space Sciences

The Earth's Surface

Foundation

(PDF, 370KB)

Year 1

(PDF, 309KB)

Year 2

(PDF, 355KB)

Year 4

(PDF, 467KB)

Year 6

(PDF, 428KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 471KB)

Year 8

(PDF, 441KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 453KB)

Year 10

(PDF, 341KB)

Earth in Space

Year 1

(PDF, 309KB)

Year 3

(PDF, 372KB)

Year 5

(PDF, 361KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 426KB)

Year 10

(PDF, 372KB)

Biological Sciences

Diversity and Evolution

Year 2

(PDF, 448KB)

Year 3

(PDF, 353KB)

Year 4

(PDF, 411KB)

Year 5

(PDF, 432KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 568KB)

Year 10

(PDF, 391KB)

Form and Function

Foundation

(PDF, 216KB)

Year 1

(PDF, 367KB)

Year 5

(PDF, 384KB)

Year 8

(PDF, 376KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 374KB)

Year 10

(PDF, 346KB)

Interdependence and Ecosystems

Foundation

(PDF, 282KB)

Year 1

(PDF, 288KB)

Year 4

(PDF, 309KB)

Year 6

(PDF, 355KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 338KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 348KB)

8. Designing learning in science for multi-age classes

https://youtu.be/-ENaxTJNCko
Video (6.47 mins)

Professor Martin Westwell uses practical examples to show how we can design learning in science in composite classes.

9. Learning Area Explorer

The learning explorers (A3) summarise the Australian Curriculum learning area for easy reference during learning design.

Downloads:

Science F

(PDF, 85KB)

Year 1

(PDF, 85KB)

Year 2

(PDF, 85KB)

Year 3

(PDF, 65KB)

Year 4

(PDF, 86KB)

Year 5

(PDF, 86KB)

Year 6

(PDF, 70KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 142KB)

Year 8

(PDF, 122KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 123KB)

Year 10

(PDF, 153KB)

10. Science wordles

Identifying the core ideas of each section of the science curriculum.

Downloads:

Aims

(PDF, 200KB)

Rationale

(PDF, 257KB)

Achievement standards

(PDF, 283KB)

Organisation

(PDF, 264KB)

Understanding

(PDF, 263KB)

Overaching ideas

(PDF, 255KB)

Inquiry skills

(PDF, 283KB)

Human endeavour

(PDF, 270KB)

11. Stem animation – What is it for?

https://youtu.be/YRUItMn89T0
Video (6.21 mins)

STEM is science, technologies and mathematics.
It is a key area of learning for students’ futures.
A video animation describes the essence of STEM and how the components of science, technologies and mathematics work together.
A useful starting point for a conversation with teachers, students and community.

12. Connecting content and essence

This tool supports teachers consider the Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions together with the ‘essence’ of the learning area. When they are considered together it influences how we design the learning.

13. Science misconceptions

An interactive tool for exploring, sharing, and challenging common misconceptions in the science classroom.

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