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Australian Curriculum Science: A STEM approach – Year 1

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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.

 

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 a variety of external features (ACSSU017) 
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211) 
  • Everyday materials can be physically changes in a variety of ways (ACSSU018) 
  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019) 
  • Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020) 

 

Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021) 
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022) 
 
Science Inquiry Skills
  • Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024) 
  • Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS025) 
  • Use informal measurements to collect and records observations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS026) 
  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS027) 
  • Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS213) 
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways (ACSIS029) 

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