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For teachers of Prep (Foundation) Year Australian Curriculum: Science. The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) has put together this Pinterest board to assist teachers to plan, teach, assess, and report using free quality digital curriculum resources.
How to teach science. This self-paced coaching module provides Queensland teachers and pre-service teachers with research-validated information and advice to build teacher knowledge, skills and understanding of how to teach science from Prep to Year 10 and in all learning areas. It includes six episodes titled: Teaching science; An inquiry approach; Investigating scientifically; Experimental investigations; Representations; and Personalising learning.

Scootle provides Australian teachers with access to more than quality-assured digital learning resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

Science learning area overview. A one page resource supporting implementation of the Australian Curriculum Science (P-10) with summaries of the learning area rationale and aims, key ideas, intent of interrelated strands and content descriptions...

A one page resource supporting implementation of the Australian Curriculum Science with summaries of the learning area rationale and aims, key ideas, intent of interrelated strands and content descriptions.

Emus are birds, so why don't they fly? - Science (F,1,2). Join Don Spencer as he describes the emu, one of the biggest birds in the world. Watch emus searching for food and taking care of their eggs. Discover what makes the emu different from most other birds.

Emus are birds, so why don't they fly? - Science Join Don Spencer as he describes the emu, one of the biggest birds in the world. Watch emus searching for food and taking care of their eggs. Discover what makes the emu different from most other birds.

Preparing compost for pumpkins - Science (F,2). Dirtgirl prepares some compost for her pumpkins. She has a secret compost ingredient for growing the biggest, healthiest pumpkins. Find out what it is!

Preparing compost for pumpkins - Science -Dirtgirl prepares some compost for her pumpkins. She has a secret compost ingredient for growing the biggest, healthiest pumpkins.

Soil types (F-2).Students examine the properties of three different soil types, sand, loam and clay, and explore the effects of compaction and water content on the soil. [includes spoken instructions] |

Soil types examine the properties of three different soil types, sand, loam and clay, and explore the effects of compaction and water content on the soil.

Pushing and pulling: how much force? (F-2) The animals to be moved are of different sizes and masses. To move them will require different amounts of force. Students need to move the animals using the correct number of monkeys – too few and the cart can't be moved, too many monkeys and the cart will crash.

Scootle provides Australian teachers with access to more than quality-assured digital learning resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

Food chains: what is a food chain? (F-2). Students explore how plants and animals get the energy to live. Students are able to create simple food chains that show the flow of energy from the sun to plants and on to animals.

Food chains: what is a food chain? Students explore how plants and animals get the energy to live. Students are able to create simple food chains that show the flow of energy from the sun to plants and on to animals.

Life cycles: birds (F-4). Students look at the life stages of a blue wren, including eggs hatching and chicks being cared for in the nest. They then make a storyboard about the life cycle of another bird.

Life cycles: birds Students look at the life stages of a blue wren, including eggs hatching and chicks being cared for in the nest. They then make a storyboard about the life cycle of another bird.

Animal search: is it a mammal? (1-2). Students analyse the physical features of a group of animals and use that information to classify the animals as fish, amphibian, reptile or mammal.

Animal search: is it a mammal? Students analyse the physical features of a group of animals and use that information to classify the animals as fish, amphibian, reptile or mammal.

The prickly world of echidnas - Science (F,1). Join Don Spencer as he looks closely at an echidna. Observe the body parts and covering of this unique Australian mammal. Find out what the echidna eats. Watch it move around in its natural habitat.

The prickly world of echidnas - Science Join Don Spencer as he looks closely at an echidna. Observe the body parts and covering of this unique Australian mammal. Find out what the echidna eats. Watch it move around in its natural habitat.

Mixing colours: match (F-2). Students experiment with mixing primary colours to create new colours with which they paint pre-defined pictures.

Mixing colours: match Students experiment with mixing primary colours to create new colours with which they paint pre-defined pictures.

Light and shadows: casting shadows(F-2). Students explore the shadows cast by different objects such as a bike, an umbrella and a child. They position the Sun to cast shadows at different angles and of different sizes.

Light and shadows: casting Students explore the shadows cast by different objects such as a bike, an umbrella and a child. They position the Sun to cast shadows at different angles and of different sizes.

Day sky, night sky [includes spoken instructions] F-2. Students identify objects such as clouds, planets and stars in the sky. They look closely at movements in the sky during the day and at night. This item has spoken instructions.

Day sky, night sky [includes spoken instructions] Students identify objects such as clouds, planets and stars in the sky. They look closely at movements in the sky during the day and at night. This item has spoken instructions.

The Australian Curriculum: Science is endorsed. The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority has developed advice, guidelines and resources incorporating the Australian Curriculum.

Year 2 Health and Physical Education -- The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education is endorsed. The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority has developed advice, guidelines and resources incorporating the Australian Curriculum.

Prep Year Science standard elaborations

Prep Year Science standard elaborations

Garden detective: explore a New Zealand garden (F–2). Students examine the garden with the magnifying glass looking for different creatures. Once found, a description of the creature with some of its distinguishing characteristics is displayed.

Garden detective: explore a New Zealand garden Students examine the garden with the magnifying glass looking for different creatures. Once found, a description of the creature with some of its distinguishing characteristics is displayed.