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Australian Curriculum Links for School Science Workshops

Our school science shows and workshops are mapped against the Australian National Curriculum. All of our science workshops & shows incorporate variable testing at the appropriate student level. Below maps the specific Australian curriculum outcomes for our science shows & workshops as described by the Australian Curriculum Assessment & Reporting Authority (ACARA).

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* - Refers to school science incursion workshops & shows also available via video conference
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Science

 
Year Level
Science Understanding
School Science Workshop or Show Available

Foundation

Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003)

Sherbet, Slime & Giant Bubbles 
Marvelous Mixtures + Working with Water

Foundation

The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005)

Curious Kids K to 2 + Forces, Friction & Movement + Big Science Big Fun Show + Working with Water + Marble Run Mania

Foundation

Living things have basic needs, including food and water(ACSSU002)

Little Life (NSW only)

Foundation

Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003)

Hot & Cold (NSW only) + Big Science Big Fun Show

Year 1

Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)

Living things have a variety of external features(ACSSU017)

Little Life (NSW only) + 
Plants for life

Year 1

Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020)

Light and Colour*
Curious Kids K to 2 
Science of Sound 
Big Science Big Fun Show

Year 1

Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations, with the assistance of digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS026)

Beebot robotics K - 2 
(NSW only)

Year 1

Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS025).

Beebot robotics K - 2 
(NSW only)

Year 1

Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018).

Marvellous mixtures

Year 2

A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033)

Curious Kids K to 2 + Forces, Friction & Movement + Big Science Big Fun Show + Working with Water + Marble Run Mania

Year 2

Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)

Little Life (NSW only) + Plants for Life

Year 2

Different materials can be combined, including by mixing, for a particular purpose (ACSSU031)

Marvellous Mixtures Slime, Sherbet & Bubbles + Working with Water

Year 2

Earth’s resources, including water, are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU032)

Working with Water

Year 3

Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049)

Hot & Cold +
Exploring Energy +
Liquid Nitrogen Show*
+ Properties of materials + Flight or Weather 
Big Science Big Fun Show + tick tick BOOM!

Year 3

A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046)

Liquid Nitrogen Show* 
Properties of materials + tick tick BOOM!

Year 3

Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day (ACSSU048)

Stars and Planets* +
Earth, Sun & Moon

Year 3 Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things. (ACSSU044) Dissection Discoveries 
Plants for life + Digital Microscopy + Little Life

Year 4

Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075)

Geology Rocks! + Digging Dinosaurs + Natural Disasters + Flight or Weather

Year 4

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076)

Forces, Friction & Movement +
Meccano Machines + 
Create a Buzz!  + Earth, Sun & Moon + Electrical Circuits + Flight or Weather  + Hot & Cold + Liquid Nitrogen ShowBig Science Big Fun Show + Scientific Method + Stars & Planets + tick tick BOOM! + Working Mathematically

Year 4

Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)

Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)

Little Life (NSW only) 
Plants for life

Year 4

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (ACSSU074).

Chemistry show*  +
Chemistry capers workshop Properties of materials

Year 5

Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)

Liquid Nitrogen Show* +
Chemistry show* +
Chemistry capers workshop 
Hot & Cold Properties of materials + tick tick BOOM!

Year 5

Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU080)

Light and Colour* + Scientific Method

Year 5

The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) (ACSSU078)

Stars and Planets* +
Telescope Evening (NSW only) + Earth, Sun & Moon

Year 5

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)

Human Body * (NSW only) +
Dissection Discoveries 
Plants for life

Year 5

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS086)

Lego Mindstorms Robotics *

Building Bridges

Scientific Method

Working Mathematically

Year 5

Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)

Liquid Nitrogen Show* + Chemical Capers
Properties of materials
Big Science Big Fun Show + tick tick BOOM!


Year 5

Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217).

CSI Forensics + Digital Microscopy + Scientific Method + Working Mathematically + Ask a Scientist

Year 6

Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting (ACSSU095)

Liquid Nitrogen Show* +
Chemistry show* +
Marvelous Mixtures +
Chemistry capers workshop
Properties of materials + Big Science Big Fun Show + tick tick BOOM!

Year 6

Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096)

Geology Rocks! +
Flight or the Weather * + Digging Dinosaurs + Natural Disasters

Year 6

Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity (ACSSU097)

Create a Buzz! Madlab Electronics + Electrical circuits + Exploring Energy + Renewable Energy

Year 6
Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity (ACSSU219) 
Create a Buzz! Madlab Electronics +
Exploring Energy + Electrical Circuits + Renewable Energy

K to 6

Multiple Outcomes

Big Science Big Fun! +
CSI Forensics + Tick Tick BOOM! + Scientific Method + Working Mathematically + Ask a Scientist

Year 6

Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity (ACSSU219)

Renewable Energy * +
Exploring Energy* +
Create a Buzz! * + Electrical circuits

Year 6

The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)

Little Life (NSW only) 
Plants for life + Digging Dinosaurs + Natural Disasters

Year 6

Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS104)

Scientific Method + Working Mathematically

Year 6

Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena (ACSHE098)

CSI Forensics lab + Scientific Method + Stars & Planets + Working Mathematically + Ask a Scientist

Year 6

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE100)

Building Bridges 101 (NSW only) +
Digital microscopy * (NSW only) + CSI Forensics lab +
Science of Sound 
Properties of materials + Meccano Machines + Renewable Energy + Scientific Method + Ask a Scientist

Year 6

Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS107)

Working Mathematically 
(NSW only)
 + CSI Forensics + Scientific Method

Year 6

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS103)

Lego Mindstorms Robotics + Scientific Method + Working Mathematically


Year 6

Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220).

Building Bridges 101 (NSW only) +
Digital microscopy * (NSW only) + CSI Forensics lab +
Science of Sound 
Properties of materials + Meccano Machines + Renewable Energy + Scientific Method + Working Mathematically + Ask a Scientist
 

Year 7

PW1 Change to an object's motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object (ACSSU117).
 

Big Science Big Fun + Liquid Nitrogen Show* + tick tick BOOM!

Year 7
 

PW2 The action of forces that act at a distance may be observed and related to everyday situations.
 

Big Science Big Fun + Liquid Nitrogen Show* + tick tick BOOM!

Year 7

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon (ACSSU115)

Stars & Planets

Year 7

Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116)

Renewable Energy (NSW only)

Year 7

Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques (ACSSU113)

Chemistry Show + CSI Forensics

Year 7

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon (ACSSU115)

Stars & Planets


Year 7

Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (ACSIS125)
 

CSI Forensics lab + Lego Robotics + Electrical Circuits + Madlab

Year 7

Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE121)
 

CSI Forensics lab + Lego Robotics + Renewable Energy (NSW only) + Geology Rocks! + Liquid Nitrogen Show*

Year 7

Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems using scientific language and representations using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133)
 

Lego Robotics 

Year 7

Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of the Earth (ACSSU118)
 

Stars & Planets

Year 7 & 8

Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims  (ACSIS132) and (ACSIS234)
 

CSI Forensics lab 

Year 8

Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances (ACSSU225)

Chemistry Show + tick tick BOOM!

Year 8

The properties of the different states of matter can be explained in terms of the motion and arrangement of particles (ACSSU151)

Liquid Nitrogen Show* + Big Science Big Fun+ tick tick BOOM!


Year 8

CW2 Scientific knowledge and developments in technology have changed our understanding of the structure and properties of matter.
 

Big Science Big Fun + Chemistry Show Liquid Nitrogen Show + tick tick BOOM!

Year 8

PW3 Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems (ACSSU155).
 

Big Science Big Fun + Liquid Nitrogen Show* + tick tick BOOM!

Year 8

Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales (ACSSU153)

Geology Rocks!


Year 8

Science knowledge can develop through collaboration and connecting ideas across the disciplines of science (ACSHE223) and (ACSHE227)
 

CSI Forensics lab + Lego Robotics + Liquid Nitrogen Show*

Year 8

Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions (ACSIS145)and (ACSIS170).
 

CSI Forensics lab 

Year 9

Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a chemical reaction mass is not created or destroyed (ACSSU178)
 

Chemistry Show


Year 9
 

Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates and involve energy transfer (ACSSU187).
 

Chemistry Show

Year 9

Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer (ACSSU179)
 

Chemistry Show

Year 9

The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement (ACSSU180)

Geology Rocks!

Year 9

Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models (ACSSU182)

Science of Sound + Big Science Big Fun + Light & Colour + Liquid Nitrogen Show*


Year 9

Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations (ACSSU190)
 

Science of Sound + Big Science Big Fun + Electrical Circuits + Light & Colour + Liquid Nitrogen Show*

Year 9

Scientific understanding of current electricity has resulted in technological developments designed to improve the efficiency in generation and use of electricity (PW3)
 

Electrical Circuits + Madlab

Year 9

People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions (ACSHE160)
 

CSI Forensics

Year 9

Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE158)
 

CSI Forensics + Stars & Planets + Lego Robotics + Science of Sound + Liquid Nitrogen Show* + Big Science Big Fun + Electrical Circuits + Chemistry Show + Madlab Electronics (NSW only)+ tick tick BOOM! + Light & Colour

Year 10

The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin of the universe (ACSSU188)

Stars & Planets &
Telescope evening (NSW only)


Year 10
 

The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (ACSSU229 )


Big Science Big Fun + Liquid Nitrogen Show* + tick tick BOOM!

Year 10

The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes (ACSSU184)
 

CSI Forensics

Year 10

Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS204)
 

CSI Forensics

Year 10

Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities (ACSHE195).

CSI Forensics + Stars & Planets + Lego Robotics + Science of Sound + Liquid Nitrogen Show* + Big Science Big Fun + Electrical Circuits + Chemistry Show + Madlab Electronics (NSW only) + tick tick BOOM! + Light & Colour

Year 7 to 10

Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (ACSHE120)(ACSHE135) and (ACSIS199)
 

CSI Forensics


Health & Physical Education

 
Year Level
Understanding
School Workshop or Show Available

Years 1 & 2

Recognise situations and opportunities to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS018)

Human Body


Years 3 & 4

Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS036)

Human Body

Years 5 & 6

Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054)
 

Human Body
 

Years 5 & 6

Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (ACPPS058)

Human Body


Digital Technologies

 
Year Level
Understanding
School Workshop or Show Available

F to 2

Recognise and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001)
 

3D Printing & Beebots

F to 2

Recognise and explore patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams (ACTDIK002)

3D Printing

F to 2

Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems (ACTDIP004)
 

3D Printing & Beebots

F to 2

Create and organise ideas and information using information systems independently and with others, and share these with known people in safe online environments (ACTDIP006)
 

3D Printing

Years 3 & 4


Explore and use a range of digital systems with peripheral devices for different purposes, and transmit different types of data (ACTDIK007).
 

Lego Robotics + Digital Microscopy + 3D Printing


Years 3 & 4

Define simple problems, and describe and follow a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve them (ACTDIP010).
 

Lego Robotics + 3D Printing
 

Years 3 & 4

Explain how developed solutions and existing information systems meet common personal, school or community needs, and envisage new ways of using them (ACTDIP012).
 

Lego Robotics + 3D Printing
 

Years 3 & 4

Collect, access and present different types of data using simple software to create information and solve problems (ACTDIP009)
 

Lego Robotics + 3D Printing

Years 3 & 4

Implement simple digital solutions as visual programs with algorithms involving branching (decisions) and user input (ACTDIP011)
 

Lego Robotics + 3D Printing

Years 3 & 4

Plan, create and communicate ideas and information independently and with others, applying agreed ethical and social protocols (ACTDIP013)
 

Lego Robotics + 3D Printing

Years 5 & 6
 

Acquire, store and validate different types of data, and use a range of software to interpret and visualise data to create information (ACTDIP016)
 

Lego Robotics + 3D Printing

Years 5 & 6

Investigate how digital systems use whole numbers as a basis for representing all types of data (ACTDIK015).
 

Lego Robotics + 3D Printing
 

Years 5 & 6

Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repetition), and user input (ACTDIP020)
 

Lego Robotics + 3D Printing

Years 5 & 6

Design, modify and follow simple algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (repetition) (ACTDIP019).
 

Lego Robotics + 3D Printing
 

Years 5 & 6

Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols (ACTDIP022)

Lego Robotics + 3D Printing


Mathematics
 

Year Level
Understanding
School Workshop or Show Available

Foundation
 

Describe position and movement (ACMMG010)

Beebot Basics

Foundation

Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (ACMMG006)
 

Beebot Basics
 

Year 1

Measure and compare the lengths and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units (ACMMG019)


Beebot Basics
 

Year 1

Give and follow directions to familiar locations (ACMMG023)

Beebot Basics
 

Year 2

Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units (ACMMG037)
 

Beebot Basics
 

Year 2
 

Describe and draw two-dimensional shapes, with and without digital technologies (ACMMG042)
 

Beebot Basics

Year 2
 

Interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of key features (ACMMG044)
 

Beebot Basics

Year 5


Solve problems involving multiplication of large numbers by one- or two-digit numbers using efficient mental, written strategies and appropriate digital technologies (ACMNA100).
 

Lego Robotics + Working Mathematically


Year 5

Solve problems involving division by a one digit number, including those that result in a remainder (ACMNA101).
 

Working Mathematically

Year 5

Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass (ACMMG108).
 

Working Mathematically + Scientific Method

Year 5

Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey (ACMSP118).
 

Working Mathematically

Year 5

Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate for data type, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMSP119).
 

Working Mathematically + Scientific Method

Year 5

Describe and interpret different data sets in context (ACMSP120).
 

Working Mathematically + Scientific Method

Year 6

Investigate everyday situations that use integers. Locate and represent these numbers on a number line (ACMNA124).
 

Working Mathematically + Scientific Method

Year 6

Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity (ACMMG136).
 

Working Mathematically + Scientific Method
 

 


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