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Science: A STEM approach – Year 3

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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 3 for ages 8—9.


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 can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044
  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046
  • Earth’s rotation on its axis causes changes, including night and day (ACSSU048
  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049


Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions  (ACSHE051


Science Inquiry Skills
  • With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge (ACSIS053
  • With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS054
  • Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately (ACSIS055
  • Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS057
  • Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS215
  • Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058
  • Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations (ACSIS060

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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