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Discovering Science Teaching Resource: Middle Primary

The Discovering Science pack for middle primary is an excellent resource which has easy to implement resources giving teachers the confidence to implement the Australia Curriculum in classrooms. Designed by experienced educators it has clear and concise pedagogical practises that engage learners in a variety of activities, practicals, texts and resources.

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The pack contains:

  • The Discovering Science Middle Primary (3-4) Teachers Resource Book
  • 40 x Topic Starter Picture Cards
  • 4 x Fiction topic books (The Mad Scientist - explores Chemistry topics; Boys’ Night In – explores Physics topics; Aren’t You Sweet – explores Biology topics; Treasure Map – explores Earth and Space topics)
  • 4 x Non-fiction topic books (Earth – explores Earth and Space topics; Physical Properties of Materials – explores Chemistry topics; Forces – explores Physics topics; Dead or Alive… Or Non-living – explores Biology topics)

The Discovering Science Middle Primary (3-4) Teachers Resource Book includes structured learning sequences that cover the scope of the four sub-strands of science in the Australian Curriculum: Biological sciences, chemical sciences, earth and space sciences and physical sciences. This clever resource links to the three interrelating strands of the Curriculum: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills. The activities, practicals, texts and resources have explicit links to content descriptors, allowing for simplistic implementation of the curriculum. The teaching resources link to relevant General Capabilities and Cross Curricular Priorities. It is the perfect way to integrate science in the classroom, ensuring it is engaging and relevant.

The Topic Starter Picture Cards are an excellence visual resource to incorporate into teaching sequences. Each card has a description and discussion question on the back to stimulate conversation and inquiry.

The fiction topic books have beautifully illustrated fictional stories and comics, which integrate key concept ideas from the learning sequences.

Non-fiction topic books examine the authentic application of science using photographs and images to stimulate curiosity and convey significant information.

Packaging dimensions: 295 x 44 x 210mm

Written by: Julie Williams and Anna Pilkington
Format: Paperback
ISBN 9781486092345

This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.

Code

Content Descriptor

Year 3 - ACSSU044

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

Year 3 - ACSSU046

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

Year 3 - ACSSU048

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

Year 3 - ACSSU049

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

Year 4 - ACSSU072

Living things have life cycles

Year 4 - ACSSU073

Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive

Year 4 - ACSSU074

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use

Year 4 - ACSSU075

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

Year 4 - ACSSU076

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

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