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Science – Year 1

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We live in an astonishingly complex world surrounded by natural and man-made wonders, from amazing life cycles and evolutionary adaptations of different species, to human inventions which have changed the way we live. With a smorgasbord of examples, Australian Curriculum Science is the must-have one-stop resource for teachers. Through hands-on and interactive activities, each book in the series will captivate students and give them a thirst for scientific knowledge and understanding.

  • revised to contain Australian Curriculum science links
  • all levels use science literacy texts to introduce and explain science concepts
  • relevant diagrams or artwork support the text
  • comprehension questions follow each text and can be used to gauge students’ understanding of the concepts
  • practical hands-on activities, which are predominantly experiments, complete each section
  • teacher background information
  • a consistent format for ease of use
  • lesson preparation ideas
  • suggestions for lesson use
  • answers and explanations
  • suggested useful websites


Australian Curriculum links:

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 changed 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 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

Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024

Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS025

Use informal measurements to collect and record observations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS026

Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and 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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