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Science / Year 2 / Science Inquiry Skills / Processing and analysing data and information

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS040)

Elaborations
  • constructing column and picture graphs with teacher guidance to record gathered information
  • comparing and discussing, with guidance, whether observations were expected
  • sorting information in provided tables or graphic organisers
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Data representation,  Classification,  Data processing

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Hatching from eggs

Use these resources to explore with your students the diverse range of animals that hatch from eggs. Students investigate and compare the life cycle of egg-hatching animals using a Venn diagram to identify common and different features between any two particular egg-hatching animals. Students also explore the habitats of ...

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Indigenous spinning tops: Connected Learning Experience (CLE)

This Connected Learning Experience introduces the concept of forces. In this investigation, students explore how push/pull forces can be applied to make an object move, in the context of spinning tops. They observe characteristics of successful spinners, and notice how a force is applied to set them in motion, or to make ...

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Bug business - unit of work

This unit of work focuses on minibeasts - the bugs, insects and other tiny creatures usually found under our feet. Students investigate: how to recognise common minibeasts; the characteristics of insects in particular; their life cycles and needs; their habits and habitats; their contribution to the environment; and how ...

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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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Fruit, vegetable, crops - unit 5

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Farm animals - unit 4

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Wilderquest

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Garden detective: group Australian animals

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Animal search: is it a fish?

Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset that breathe with gills. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a fish. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is ...

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