Science.PNGYEAR 1 SCIENCE



SCIENCE STRANDS
SCIENCE SUB-STRANDS
ELEMENT
  • ELABORATION
GENERAL CAPABILITIES
CROSS-CURRICULA PRIORITIES
Science Understanding
Biological sciences
Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
  • recognising common features of animals such as head, legs and wings
  • describing the use of animal body parts for particular purposes such as moving and feeding
  • identifying common features of plants such as leaves and roots
  • describing the use of plant parts for particular purposes such as making food and obtaining water
Literacy , Numeracy

Biological sciences
Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
  • exploring different habitats in the local environment such as the beach, bush and backyard
  • recognising that different living things live in different places such as land and water
  • exploring what happens when habitats change and some living things can no longer have their needs met
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy
Sustainability
Chemical sciences
Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018)
  • predicting and comparing how the shapes of objects made from different materials can be physically changed through actions such as bending, stretching and twisting
  • exploring how materials such as water, chocolate or play dough change when warmed or cooled
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy

Earth and space sciences
Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)
  • exploring the local environment to identify and describe natural, managed and constructed features
  • recording short and longer term patterns of events that occur on Earth and in the sky, such as the appearance of the moon and stars at night, the weather and the seasons
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy , Numeracy
Sustainability
Physical sciences
Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020)
  • recognising senses are used to learn about the world around us: our eyes to detect light, our ears to detect sound, and touch to feel vibrations
  • identifying the sun as a source of light
  • recognising that objects can be seen when light from sources is available to illuminate them
  • exploring different ways to produce sound using familiar objects and actions such as striking, blowing, scraping and shaking
  • comparing sounds made by musical instruments using characteristics such as loudness, pitch and actions used to make the sound
Critical and creative thinking

Science as a Human Endeavour
Nature and development of science
Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021)
  • posing questions about events and features of the local environment that are of interest and affect students’ lives
  • recognising that descriptions of what we observe are used by people to help identify change
  • discussing why some plants only grow in certain areas
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy , Personal and social competence
Sustainability
Use and influence of science
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)
  • considering how science is used in activities such as cooking, fishing, transport, sport, medicine and caring for plants and animals
  • considering that technologies used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people require an understanding of how materials can be used to make tools and weapons, musical instruments, clothing, cosmetics and artworks
  • exploring how musical instruments can be used to produce different sounds
  • comparing how different light sources are used in daily life identifying ways that science knowledge is used in the care of the local environment such as animal habitats, and
  • suggesting changes to parks and gardens to better meet the needs of native animals
Critical and creative thinking , Ethical behaviour
Aboriginal Torres Straight Is history and culture, Sustainability
Science Inquiry Skills
Questioning and predicting
Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)
  • using the senses to explore the local environment to pose interesting questions, make inferences and predictions
  • thinking about “What will happen if...?” type questions about everyday objects and events
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy , Personal and social competence

Science Inquiry Skills
Planning and conducting
Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS025)
  • manipulating objects and materials and making observations of the results
  • researching with the use of simple information sources sorting objects and events based on easily observable characteristics
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy

Planning and conducting
Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations, with the assistance of digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS026)
  • Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations, with the assistance of digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS026)
  • Elaborations using units that are familiar to students from home and school, such as cups (cooking), hand spans (length) and walking paces (distance)
ICT

Processing and analysing data and information
Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables (ACSIS027)
  • using simple column graphs (bar graphs) with guidance from the teacher to record gathered information
  • using matching activities, including identifying similar things, odd-one-out and opposites
Literacy , Numeracy

Processing and analysing data and information
Through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS212)
  • comparing and discussing, with guidance, whether observations were expected
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy , Personal and social competence

Evaluating
Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS213)
  • discussing observations with other students to see similarities and differences in results
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy , Personal and social competence

Communicating
Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS029)
  • discussing with others what was discovered from an investigation
  • presenting ideas to other students, both one-to-one and in small groups
Critical and creative thinking , Literacy , Personal and social competence