Science / Year 1 / Science Inquiry Skills / Questioning and predicting

Curriculum content descriptions

Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)

Elaborations
  • thinking about "What will happen if……?" type questions about everyday objects and events
  • using the senses to explore the local environment to pose interesting questions and making predictions about what will happen
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Predictions (Science),  Curiosity

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Make it go: energy change: assessment

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Make it go: energy source: assessment

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Earth and space – Stage 1

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Material world – Stage 1

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Living world – ES1

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Physical world – design and production investigation

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