F-10 Curriculum (V8)
F-10 Curriculum (V9)
Tools and resources
Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)
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Look at how a tree makes a shadow during a sunny day. Notice that objects always casts shadows that face away from the Sun. Examine how the shape and position of a shadow is related to the time of day and position of the Sun. Explore the shadows cast by different objects such as a bike, an umbrella and a child. Position ...
How can you tell when rain is on the way? Some animals seem to know when wet weather is coming. This clip explains some different ways that people can tell it's going to rain.
This is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page containing a lesson plan on weather. The resource clearly sets out lesson objectives and provides a list of questions with sample answers. The resources and actions section of the lesson plan has a link to a student worksheet for the teacher to print out.
This is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) student worksheet about weather. The worksheet includes an aim, an introduction explaining what weather is and a series of questions about weather for students to respond to using pictures and words. Some of the questions are about what sort of clothes the students would wear and games ...
How do you feel about the rain? This clip explains why rain is so important to farmers. You will see how to make a rain gauge and use it to measure how much rain falls. Farmers measure rainfall so they know when to do different jobs on their farms.
Have you ever wondered what a bee farm looks like? This clip shows how bee farmers (apiarists) look after their bees. Watch the bee hives being opened and see the honey being collected. View the machinery used to collect and bottle the honey.
Imagine a place where it rains most of the time. What sort of creatures might live there? This clip shows a very wet place where the animals need lots of water to survive.
This is a curated collection of articles, photographs and internet links related to natural, technological and human-caused events including bushfires, cyclones, tsunamis, earthquakes, shipwrecks, urban fires, chemical and industrial events in Australia. Events included have posed a serious threat to a community or property ...
An interactive map of traditional weather and climate knowledge that has been developed and passed down through countless generations by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The site provides descriptions of the sixteen seasonal calendars used by First Nations peoples across Australia.