Learning objects Light sound action: student digital

TLF ID M019066

This is a student digital resource that contains interactive materials relevant to a study of light, sound, and electricity. This resource contains a rich array of digital interactive activities, simulations, video clips, supportive information and notebook questions, and is divided into several parts including sections that explore particle and wave models, electricity, sound, light and colour, electromagnetic waves, and how light, sound and electricity are used by modern societies. This Science By Doing resource is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource consisting of three parts: a student guide, student digital, and a teacher guide.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This student digital resource is highly valuable for the year 9 Physical sciences content description about energy transfers and the wave and particle models. The material contained in this resource are valuable for learning about the movement and behaviour of molecules in gas, liquids and solids, and the impact that energy changes, such as heat has on these. It also supports learning about different electric circuits and factors that affect the transfer of energy through circuits, how the movement of energy is affected by the medium it travels through such as sound energy through water, and the transfer of energy in waves including sound and light.
  • This is a significantly valuable resource for content descriptions in years 8 and 9 biological sciences as well as year 8 chemical sciences and year 6 physical sciences. For year 8 and 9 biological sciences it is valuable for looking at internal body systems, their functions and responses to the environment. It is specifically relevant to ears and hearing, and eyes and how we see. For year 8 chemical science it is valuable for learning about the motion and arrangement of particles in solids, liquids and gases. Year 6 learning about electric circuits and the transfer of electricity is supported.
  • This resource is highly valuable for years 8 and 9 Science as a human endeavour strand. For year 9 it explores the development of models such as the wave model and how models are used to make predictions and understand relationships. As well, it supports investigating the work of scientists like Heinrich Hertz. The section called 'Making use of electromagnetic waves' supports learning about technologies associated with electromagnetic radiation and their impact on people's lives. For year 8, it supports learning about technologies in medical science such as ultrasounds, and in astronomy, as well as technologies to improve household energy efficiency.
  • This is a valuable resource due to its relevance to several content descriptions in the Scientific inquiry and skills strand for years 8 and 9. Students are provided clear instructions for carrying out simple inquiry tasks and activities which cover many of the vital components of a good scientific investigation. Students are involved in formulating questions to investigate, making predictions, collecting data using fair testing principles, using and creating data representations such as graphs and tables, and constructing evidence-based arguments. Students use digital technologies including modelling and simulations to collect data and explore relationships.
  • This resource has value for the literacy, critical and creative thinking, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) general capabilities. Literacy learning is supported through the scientific language and texts that students comprehend, use and compose. The critical and creative thinking is developed through the investigation activities where students pose questions, make predictions, solve problems and evaluate and explain their decisions. The ICT capability is supported as students use digital technologies to investigate and interact with science concepts including simulations and animations.
Year level

6; 7; 8; 9

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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
  • Organization: Australian Academy of Science
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.science.org.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
  • Organization: Australian Academy of Science
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.science.org.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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