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