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Science: A STEM approach — Year 2

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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 Year 2 for ages 7—8.

 

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 grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030
  • Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031
  • Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU032
  • A push or pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033

 

Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035

 

Science Inquiry Skills
  • Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037
  • Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS038
  • Use informal measurements to collect and records observations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS039
  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS040
  • Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS041
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways (ACSIS042

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