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Australian Curriculum Links

Australian Curriculum Links

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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Science

Year Level
Science Understanding
School Science Workshop or Show Available

Foundation

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

Foundation

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

Foundation

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

Foundation

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

Year 1

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

Living things have a variety of external features(ACSSU017)

Year 1

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

Year 1

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

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).

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 2

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

Year 2

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

Year 3

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

Year 3

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things. (ACSSU044)

Year 4

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

Year 4

Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)

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

Year 4

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

Year 5

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

Year 5

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

Year 5

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

Year 5

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

Year 5

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

Year 5

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

Year 5

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

Year 6

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

Year 6

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

Year 6

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

Year 6

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

Year 6

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

Year 6

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

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)

Year 6

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

Year 6

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

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)

Year 6

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

Year 7

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

Year 7

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

Year 7

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

Year 7

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

Year 7

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

Year 7

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

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)

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)

Year 7

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

Year 7

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

Year 7 & 8

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

Year 8

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

Year 8

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

Year 8

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

Year 8

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

Year 8

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

Year 8

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

Year 8

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

Year 9

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

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).

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)

Year 9

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

Year 9

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

Year 9

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

Year 9

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

Year 9

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

Year 9

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

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)

Year 10

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

Year 10

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

Year 10

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

Year 10

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

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)

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)

Years 3 & 4

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

Years 5 & 6

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

Years 5 & 6

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

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)

F to 2

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

F to 2

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

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)

Years 3 & 4

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

Years 3 & 4

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

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).

Years 3 & 4

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

Years 3 & 4

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

Years 3 & 4

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

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)

Years 5 & 6

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

Years 5 & 6

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

Years 5 & 6

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

Years 5 & 6

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

Mathematics

Year Level
Understanding
School Workshop or Show Available

Foundation

Describe position and movement (ACMMG010)

Foundation

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

Year 1

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

Year 1

Give and follow directions to familiar locations (ACMMG023)

Year 2

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

Year 2

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

Year 2

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

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).

Year 5

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

Year 5

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

Year 5

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

Year 5

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

Year 5

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

Year 6

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

Year 6

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

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