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Science – Year 2

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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 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 a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033

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

Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037

Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS038

Use informal measurements to collect and record observations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS039

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