Science / Year 1 / Science Understanding / Physical sciences

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Curriculum content descriptions

Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020)

Elaborations
  • recognising senses are used to learn about the world around us: our eyes to detect light, our ears to detect sound, and touch to feel vibrations
  • identifying the sun as a source of light
  • recognising that objects can be seen when light from sources is available to illuminate them
  • exploring different ways to produce sound using familiar objects and actions such as striking, blowing, scraping and shaking
  • comparing sounds made by musical instruments using characteristics such as loudness, pitch and actions used to make the sound
ScOT terms

Light,  Sound,  Hearing,  Touch

Teacher resource

Primary Connections: Look! Listen!

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 ...

Interactive Resource

Sites2See: Exploring energy for Primary

One page with links to websites with interactive resources, information and activities to support primary students investigating energy and the Climate Clever Energy Savers program.

Moving Image

Making a mobile phone disco

Have you ever wondered how sound travels? Watch Ruben Meerman, the Surfing Scientist, as he makes a mini disco using his mobile phone to discover the answer.

Teacher resource

Sound and hearing: Connected Learning Experience (CLE)

This Connected Learning Experience investigates sound and hearing. It explores various sources of sounds in the environment and how humans sense these sounds. This CLE provides teachers with three inquiry-based investigations supported by a teaching and learning plan, background information (including possible student misconceptions ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Garden detective: explore an Australian garden

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Interactive resource

Garden detective: group Australian animals

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Garden detective: Australian garden

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This content is also suitable for use ...

Interactive resource

Garden detective: Australian garden [ESL]

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Collect different creatures and find out what features they have. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the ...

Teacher resource

Primary science: scientific inquiry

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'scientific inquiry' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers facilitate the procedures ...

Interactive resource

Garden detective: group New Zealand animals

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is ...

Interactive resource

Garden detective: explore a New Zealand garden

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Interactive resource

Garden detective: New Zealand garden

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is ...

Collection

Energy and forces - early years

This collection of 20 interactive learning objects introduces students to the concepts of forces and energy. It is organised into four categories - energy conversions; forms of energy; energy management; and forces. The learning objects enable students to build energy and food chains, design energy-efficient houses, and ...

Image

Collecting insects at night - asset 1

This is a colour photograph of a light sheet being used in the field, a direct collecting method useful at night.

Image

Atomic force microscope

This is a colour photograph of an atomic force microscope, seen in the foreground in a laboratory. The photograph also shows two scientists and other laboratory equipment. Behind the microscope is a computer and on its screen is an example of the output produced by atomic force microscopy.