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Science – Year 4

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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 life cycles (ACSSU072

Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074

Earth's surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076

Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge (ACSIS064

With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS065

Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately (ACSIS066

Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS068

Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS216

Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS069

Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations (ACSIS071

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