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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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Primary Connections: Push-pull

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 ...

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Primary Connections: Change detectives

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 ...

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Primary Connections: Material world

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 ...

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Primary Connections: Package it better

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 ...

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Primary Connections: What's the matter?

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 ...

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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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Primary Connections: Desert survivors

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 ...

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Primary Connections: Plants in action

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 ...

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Primary Connections: Schoolyard safari

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 ...

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Primary Connections: Night and day

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 ...

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Primary Connections: Water works

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 ...

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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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Consistency in reading assessment in ACT public schools

This teacher resource is about a strategy to improve student performance in reading through the use of benchmarks. The strategy was implemented in the majority of the 68 public early childhood, primary and P-10 schools in the Australian Capital Territory. The resource discusses how and why the benchmarks were developed ...

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Chance experiments

Use these resources to investigate chance. Compare observed and expected frequencies through a range of hands-on tasks. Describe probabilities using simple fractions, decimals and percentages. The provocation can be used as a starting point. Select tasks and resources that support an inquiry into chance experiments.

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Prime, composite and square numbers

These resources and tasks focus on prime and composite numbers and can be used to support an inquiry into prime numbers and factors.

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Multiplication and division

Use these resources to develop your students' understanding and use of efficient strategies for multiplication and solving problems in authentic situations. Develop strategies for a sound basis of skip counting and other examples of repeated addition. Investigate division by sharing quantities (partition) then by repeated ...

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Fun with numbers

Use these resources and tasks to explore numbers 1–10 through online interactive activities and hands-on play. Students will develop their understanding and skills of counting through one-to-one correspondence, recognising numbers, understanding the order of numbers and developing number patterns. While the focus is on ...

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What is trigonometry and where would you use it?

Use these tasks and resources to provide opportunities for students to apply understandings about trigonometry. Students investigate the relationship between sine and cosine as the angle value changes from 0 to 90 degrees in a right-angled triangle.

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Compare and order decimals

Use these resources to develop your students' understanding of how our base 10 system of counting extends into decimal numbers. Students develop fluency in number operations involving decimals and apply decimal understanding to authentic contexts.