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Collection of Primary Connections units available on SCOOTLE

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  1. Teacher guide

    S7157 Primary Connections: On the move

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7157

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores push and pull forces used to move objects, in ways such as sliding, bouncing and spinning, through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Investigations are conducted to observe and gather evidence about rolling objects and explore the idea of fair testing. Seven structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  2. Teacher guide

    S5684 Primary Connections: Earthquake explorers

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S5684

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, about the causes of earthquakes, how they are measured and the damage they can cause. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development, as well as information on the scientific ideas and students' conceptions of them. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to year 6.

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    S5687 Primary Connections: Melting moments

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S5687

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, how a solid is affected by heating and a liquid by cooling. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development components as well as information on the scientific ideas and students' conceptions of them. The resource is part of a complete series for Foundation to year 6.

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  4. Teacher guide

    S5688 Primary Connections: Smooth moves

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S5688

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, how contact and non-contact forces can affect the motion of an object. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development components as well as information on the scientific ideas and students' conceptions of them. The resource is part of a complete series for Foundation to year 6.

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  5. Teacher guide

    S5689 Primary Connections: Spot the difference

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S5689

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, how heating and cooling change a substance's properties and whether the change is reversible. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for six structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development components as well as information on the scientific ideas and students' conceptions of them. The resource is part of a complete series for Foundation to year 6.

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  6. Teacher guide

    S7084 Primary Connections: Light Shows

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7084

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores the properties of light through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Reflection, absorption and refraction of light, and consideration of how humans use light, are investigated using hands-on activities. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit.

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  7. Teacher guide

    S7155 Primary Connections: It's electrifying

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7155

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores the role of electrons in transferring energy in electric circuits through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Investigations of batteries, light bulbs, switches, conductors and insulators develop an understanding of how battery-operated devices, such as a torch, work. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  8. Teacher guide

    S7158 Primary Connections: Push-pull

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7158

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores pushes and pulls through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Observations and evidence are gathered about how these forces(pushes and pulls) act in air and water, and on the ground, and the effect of the pull of gravity is covered. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  9. Teacher guide

    S7159 Primary Connections: Change detectives

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7159

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores melting, evaporating, dissolving, burning and chemical reactions through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. The factors that influence the rate of change are developed through hands-on activities and student-planned investigations, and physical and chemical changes in everyday materials are explained. Seven structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  10. Teacher guide

    S7160 Primary Connections: Material world

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7160

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores a range of physical properties of natural and processed materials, including decomposition, absorbency and tensile strength, through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Links are made between properties of materials and their use, and an investigation of the thermal insulation capacity of materials is planned and conducted. Seven structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  11. Teacher guide

    S7164 Primary Connections: Desert survivors

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7164

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores how the structural features and adaptations of desert plants and animals help them to survive in their own natural environment through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Comparisons are made with plants and animals that live in other environments and features such as colour, body shape(surface area/volume ratio), behaviour and capacity to retain water are investigated. Nine structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  12. Teacher guide

    S7168 Primary Connections: Schoolyard safari

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7168

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores the external features of small animals and how their features help them survive in their habitats, through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Investigations into how a range of small animals move, feed and protect themselves are conducted, and comparisons are made of the animal’s different habitats. Seven structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  13. Teacher guide

    S7169 Primary Connections: Night and day

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7169

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores how the Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day, using a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. The sizes, shapes, positions and movements of the Sun, Earth and Moon are investigated, and shadow changes throughout the day are linked to the Sun’s apparent movement across the sky. Six structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  14. Teacher guide

    S5685 Primary Connections: Essential energy

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S5685

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, how different energy sources are used to generate electrical energy, which can then be transformed. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for eight structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development as well as information on the scientific ideas and students' conceptions of them. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to year 6.

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  15. Teacher guide

    S5690 Primary Connections: Staying alive

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S5690

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, about the basic needs of animals and how their senses help them to survive. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development components as well as information on the scientific ideas and students' conceptions of them. The resource is part of a complete series for Foundation to year 6.

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  16. Teacher guide

    S5692 Primary Connections: Watch it grow

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S5692

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, about the growth, development, reproduction and death of different organisms. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development components as well as information on the scientific ideas and students' conceptions of them. The resource is part of a complete series for Foundation to year 6.

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  17. Teacher guide

    S7154 Primary Connections: Heating up

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7154

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores different types of heat sources and how heat moves from one object to another, through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Primary heat sources (that transform different energy sources to heat) and secondary sources (that transfer heat they have accumulated) are investigated and heat exchange between materials until they reach the same temperature is covered. Seven structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  18. Teacher guide

    S7156 Primary Connections: Look! Listen!

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7156

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores sources of light and sound, how they are produced and how light and sound travel. The role of light and sound in our lives and our community is developed through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  19. Teacher guide

    S7161 Primary Connections: Package it better

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7161

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores the properties of packaging materials and relevant shapes to provide strength of packaging using a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. It links science and technology through a design and test scenario based on developing a package that will safely deliver a fragile gift. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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    S7162 Primary Connections: What's the matter?

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7162

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores the properties of solids, liquids and gases through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Students are supported to plan and conduct an investigation of whether the observable properties of materials change with temperature. Seven structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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    S7165 Primary Connections: Friends or foes?

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 28/11/2016
    • TLF-ID S7165

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores the life cycles of bees, ants and plants and the interactions between them through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. The structures of seeds and flowers are explored and an investigation of various seed dispersal methods is planned and conducted. Six structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  22. Teacher guide

    S7167 Primary Connections: Plants in action

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7167

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores the life cycle of flowering plants, incorporating the process of germination, the stages in a plant's life cycle and what plants need for growth. These are investigated using a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities, culminating in a student planned investigation of the conditions that affect plant growth. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  23. Teacher guide

    S7170 Primary Connections: Water works

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7170

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores how water is used, where water comes from and how to use it responsibly. Water, a precious natural resource, is investigated using a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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  24. Teacher guide

    S5667 Primary Connections: All mixed up

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 19/12/2016
    • TLF-ID S5667

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, about combining substances into mixtures and separating components. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for eight structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development components as well as information on scientific ideas and students’ conceptions of them. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to year 6.

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    S5682 Primary Connections: Beneath our feet

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 26/02/2013
    • TLF-ID S5682

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative inquiry-based approach, how natural processes change Earth's surface. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for eight structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development components as well as information on the scientific ideas and students' conceptions of them. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to year 6.

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    S5683 Primary Connections: Earth's place in space

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S5683

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, how celestial motion affects days, months and years, and how our solar system works. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development components as well as information on the scientific ideas and students' conceptions. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to year 6.

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    S7166 Primary Connections: Marvellous micro-organisms

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 22/05/2014
    • TLF-ID S7166

    This comprehensive teacher resource investigates the conditions micro-organisms need to grow, explores yeast and the bread-making process, and covers the development of penicillin through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Students are supported to plan and conduct an investigation of the conditions that affect mould growth on food. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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    S7163 Primary Connections: What's it made of?

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7163

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores the properties of materials of objects in the school and classroom environment through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Senses are used to explore and describe unseen objects, comparisons are made of objects of different materials and objects are classified and labelled according to material type. Six structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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    S5686 Primary Connections: Feathers, fur or leaves

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S5686

    This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, how to distinguish living and non-living things as well as how to classify living things. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form an integrated sequence based on the 5Es learning model. The unit provides professional development components, as well as information on the scientific ideas and students' conceptions of them. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to year 6.

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    S7171 Primary Connections: Weather in my world

    • Learning area Science
    • Published 03/08/2016
    • TLF-ID S7171

    This comprehensive teacher resource explores the effect of the air, Sun and wind on weather through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Observational skills and appropriate language to describe the characteristics of weather are covered, as well as how weather affects our daily lives. Seven structured lessons are included, with comprehensive lesson plans, student handouts and additional teaching support material. The unit is based on the 5Es learning model for teaching science, and includes literacy and numeracy focuses to support learning in these areas and assessment strategies relevant to various stages of the teaching unit. The resource is part of a complete series from Foundation to Year 6.

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