Science / Year 3 / Science inquiry / Evaluating

Curriculum content descriptions

compare findings with those of others, consider if investigations were fair, identify questions for further investigation and draw conclusions (AC9S3I05)

Elaborations
  • comparing findings, such as about best insulators, with those of others and identifying further questions based on differences in findings
  • discussing the factors that make investigations fair and evaluating the fairness of their own and others’ investigations
  • drawing conclusions based on consideration of their own and others’ findings
  • identifying further questions for investigation based on observations, differences in findings or new ideas
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Literacy Literacy
Interactive

Biodiversity – sustainability action process (Years 3–6)

This biodiversity learning resource guides students through an extended school based investigation. Students develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning.

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MoneySmart: The house of needs and wants

This is a unit of work integrating aspects of the mathematics, English and science curriculums around planning a school breakfast. The unit was written for year 3 and is intended to take about 12 hours. It consists of 11 student activities supported by teacher notes on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Student activities ...

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Every drop counts, being water wise!

This activity aims to explore water usage and water saving ideas. Every drop counts! OUTCOMES are for children to: understand the importance of water; look at ways to help save water; and undertake a water audit.