Science / Foundation / Science Inquiry Skills / Questioning and predicting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS014)

Elaborations
  • considering questions relating to the home and school and objects used in everyday life
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Questioning (Teaching methods),  Curiosity

Teacher resource

Primary Connections: On the move

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. ...

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Little science

This is a collection of digital resources including image galleries, short videos, animations and an interactive designed for early-primary science. A teacher guide provides suggested classroom activities and questions framed around the Australian Curriculum. Teacher support videos include an early-primary teacher reflecting ...

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Primary Connections: Weather in my world

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 ...

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Primary Connections: Staying alive

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 ...

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Primary Connections: What's it made of?

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 ...

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Weather: what is weather? - activity

This is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) student worksheet about weather. The worksheet includes an aim, an introduction explaining what weather is and a series of questions about weather for students to respond to using pictures and words. Some of the questions are about what sort of clothes the students would wear and games ...

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Primary Connections: That’s my hat!

This comprehensive teacher resource focuses on the properties of everyday materials. Students explore the effect of changing the type of materials used on the observable properties of an object, such as changing the materials used for the brim of a hat to make the hat more or less sun safe. They investigate the effect of ...

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Weather - activity

This is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page containing a lesson plan on weather. The resource clearly sets out lesson objectives and provides a list of questions with sample answers. The resources and actions section of the lesson plan has a link to a student worksheet for the teacher to print out.

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Needs of living things

This unit of work engages students in first-hand, inquiry based experiences to understand that all living things have needs which must be met if they are to survive. Using their sensory observations of caring for pet/s and growing seeds, students will consider the consequences of needs not being met. Students analyse their ...

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Predicting weather

Students are given the role of being weather detectives and encouraged to think about different weather types. A number of tasks and activities enable students to explore and observe what information is used and how this information is obtained to predict what the weather is going to be.

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Make it move: Connected Learning Experience (CLE)

In this investigation, students explore ways objects move. They observe and compare the movements of various objects that they interact with when playing.

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Primary Connections: Growing well

This comprehensive teacher resource focuses on the needs of living things, particularly the water, sunlight and nutrient needs of plants. Students observe and describe how conditions of the environment affect the features, behaviour and survival of plants and animals. They also identify that animals rely on external sources ...

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Jack and what grows the beanstalk

This sequence of six lessons introduces students to the concept of photosynthesis and the role it plays in food production. Based on real photosynthesis and sustainability research, the unit uses the 5E inquiry-based approach and includes easy to set and see science displays, word games, practical activities and maths learning ...

Interactive resource

Let's make it go: in the kitchen

Connect machines and devices with the energy sources that make them work. Identify what powers things such as a dishwasher, solar water heater, stove or torch. Choose from energy sources such as Sun, batteries, electricity or gas. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a ...

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Let's make it go: at the park

Connect machines and devices with the energy sources that make them work. Identify what powers things such as a sprinkler, lawn mower, solar light or toy car. Choose from energy sources such as Sun, wind, water, batteries, electricity, gas or petrol. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is ...

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Let's make it go: backyard

Connect machines and devices with the energy sources that make them work. Identify what powers things such as a lawnmower, wind chimes, solar water heater, barbecue or portable drill. Choose from energy sources such as Sun, wind, water, batteries, electricity, gas or petrol. This learning object is one in a series of three ...

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Let's make it go

Connect machines and devices with the energy sources that make them work. Look around a park, backyard or kitchen. Identify what powers things such as a car, wind chimes, solar water heater, barbecue or torch. Choose from energy sources such as Sun, wind, water, batteries, electricity, gas or petrol. This learning object ...

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Using and storing water on a farm

Can you imagine a farm with no water? What might happen to the animals and crops? This clip explains how important a water supply is for farmers. You will see some ways that farmers store water, which is especially important when there is limited or no rain.

Teacher resource

Identifying metals and non-metals - teacher resource

This resource is a professional learning package designed for pre-service teachers. It demonstrates and investigates the interrelated content, pedagogy and technology knowledge used in a series of science lessons that focus on the properties of metals and non-metals. The resource provides video footage of a teacher teaching ...

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Ways to catch and eat fish

Discover the many ways that people eat fish. Watch how the fish called tuna are caught and made ready for sale. Find out how some tuna is farmed and how the tuna farmer meets the needs of these tuna.