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Discovering Science Teaching Resource: Upper Primary

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The Discovering Science pack for upper primary is an exceptional resource which includes clear and concise resources to implement science in the classroom. Designed by experienced educators the resource follows clear pedagogical and methodology within its sequencing and enables authentic teaching of scientific concepts. The resource can be used to engage learners in a variety of activities, practicals, texts and resources.

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The pack contains:

  • The Discovering Science Middle Primary (5-6) Teachers Resource Book
  • 40 x Topic Starter Picture Cards
  • 4 x Fiction topic books (Lights, Colours, Ninjas! – explores Physics topics; Monti’s Mould Monster – explores Biology concepts; Disaster Dan – explores Earth and Space; Drip and Drop – examines Chemistry topics)
  • 4 x Non-fiction topic books (Chemical Changes – explores Chemistry topics; Electricity – engages physics; Adaptations – explores Biology topics; Our Solar System – explores Earth and Space topics)

The Discovering Science Middle Primary (5-6) 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 descriptive resource links the three interrelating strands of the Curriculum: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills. The step-by-step resource is clear and references specific content descriptors within the activities, practicals, texts and resources. 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 scientific knowledge 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: 220 x 295 x 40mm

Written by: Julie Williams and Jim Williams
Format: Paperback
ISBN 9781486092352

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

Code

Content Descriptor

Year 5 - ACSSU043

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

Year 5 - ACSSU077

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

Year 5 - ACSSU078

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

Year 5 - ACSSU080

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

Year 6 - ACSSU094

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

Year 6 - ACSSU095

Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible

Year 6 - ACSSU096

Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface

Year 6 - ACSSU097

Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources

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