Science discipline expert – video

From a series of videos where disciplinary experts discuss the shift of focus and valued learning in their relevant learning area of the Australian Curriculum.

Experts prominent in shaping the Australian Curriculum help us to further develop our understanding of the essence of each learning area and why this essence is important when designing learning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EipdYVDyhl0

Professor Denis Goodrum – science

Professor Denis Goodrum, Executive Consultant, Science by Doing at the Australian Academy of Science and writer of the Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Science speaks about what science learning is for.

Science sound bites – video clip

From a video series capturing a range of voices— teachers, Rundle Mall shoppers and children—talking about what they think a particular learning area is for.

These video clips stimulate thinking and promote discussions for us to reflect on what we believe the learning area is for and what we want our students to take forward into their lives from the different learning areas. We call this the essence of the learning area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg3cDy_MoN8

Science

Shoppers in the mall, teachers, kids and young people are asked what they think science is for.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the SA Department for Education.

Story of the Science learning area

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS8ixHvEnrw

Science: what is it for?

This animation is designed to help teachers to tune into the grand narrative of Australian Curriculum: Science.

STEM – What is it for?

This animation describes the essential elements of STEM and its importance in our learners’ futures.

https://youtu.be/YRUItMn89T0

The BitL tool - Bringing it to life

A process tool that demonstrates how we can bring together the what and the how – the curriculum and the pedagogy, to engage our students in powerful learning.

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The Bringing it to life online tool incorporates aspects of the Australian Curriculum learning area and high challenge pedagogy. The tool poses a series of questions to position the student to do the thinking.

BitL – Science printables

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

Science

Learning area specific resources available to be downloaded and printed.

Science misconceptions

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

The conceptual narrative

The conceptual narrative, from foundation to year 10.

This audio series of brief sound bites tells the story of the big ideas that grow in complexity within learning areas, providing ways to connect up the curriculum for students across multi-age groups.

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A series of audio stories detailing the developmental progress of concepts from Foundation to Year 10 for each learning area. Additional year level specific stories outline how we might lead students to explore and learn about particular concepts.

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.

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)

Properties of Matter

Year 4

(PDF, 438KB)

Year 5

(PDF, 387KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 373KB)

Year 8

(PDF, 338KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 336KB)

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)

Forces and Motion

Year 2

(PDF, 339KB)

Year 4

(PDF, 392KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 638KB)

Earth and Space Sciences

The Earth's Surface

Year 1

(PDF, 341KB)

Year 2

(PDF, 355KB)

Year 4

(PDF, 467KB)

Year 6

(PDF, 428KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 471KB)

Year 8

(PDF, 441KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 453KB)

Earth in Space

Year 1

(PDF, 309KB)

Year 3

(PDF, 638KB)

Year 5

(PDF, 361KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 426KB)

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)

Form and Function

Year 1

(PDF, 367KB)

Year 5

(PDF, 384KB)

Year 8

(PDF, 376KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 374KB)

Interdependence and Ecosystems

Year 1

(PDF, 288KB)

Year 4

(PDF, 309KB)

Year 6

(PDF, 355KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 338KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 348KB)

Learning Area Explorer

The Learning area explorers (A3) summarise the Australian Curriculum learning areas allowing investigation into where the essence is most strongly emphasised.

Science Curriculum

Resources Working with curriculum Science