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Science: A STEM approach – Foundation

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Prepare your students for the roles of the future! Minds will be challenged and imaginations unleashed as students develop skills such as innovation, creativity, reasoning and problem-solving; and technical science skills such as questioning, observing, systematic experimentation, and analysis and interpretation of data.

Feel confident delivering a comprehensive and contemporary science program, and ease your way into STEM projects with Science: A STEM approach Foundation for ages 5—6.


Each book in this fantastic new series features:
  • four units with four STEM projects, organised by sub-strand—Biological sciences, Chemical sciences, Earth and space sciences and Physical sciences
  • easy-to-follow lesson plan format, with term overview at the start of each unit
  • ideas for incorporating technology in the classroom
  • background information for the teacher
  • resource sheets, if required
  • assessment sheets provided for science knowledge
  • STEM project for the remainder of the term (2–4 weeks)


Each STEM project includes:
  • a design brief
  • STEM curriculum links
  • alternative project ideas
  • a group rubric
  • self-assessment
  • resource sheets, if required


Science Understanding
  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003)
  • Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life (ACSSU004)
  • The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005)


Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE013)


Science Inquiry Skills
  • Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS014)
  • Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011)
  • Engage in discussions about observations and represent ideas (ACSIS233)
  • Share observations and ideas (ACSIS012)

To enhance your experience in using this series, all supporting online materials have been collated within one online resources page - which can be found here. This page is continuously updated by our editors with new and exciting activities! Please inform us if you find a broken link and we work on fixing this issue. 

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