Science


Early Stage One
Kindergarten

Investigating Scientifically; Designing and Making; The Natural Environment; The Made Environment. Students explore their immediate environment by using the senses, questioning, sharing ideas and identifying simple cause-and-effect relationships. They identify and safely use some equipment to explore.

Students explore ideas, manipulate materials and trial designs through play to develop products and built environments.They identify and safely use some equipment and computer-based technology to model and make things.

Students identify and group living and non-living things and recognise the different needs of living things. They recognise different forms of energy and identify its use in daily life. Students identify ways in which the environment influences daily life. They explore the properties of both natural and made materials.

Students identify ways in which familiar products, including information products, services and built environments meet the needs of people. They recognise the different ways that information is sent and received and how these influence communication. Students identify the characteristics of a range of materials used to make commonly available products and built environments.


Stage One
Years 1 & 2

Investigating Scientifically; Designing and Making; The Natural Environment; The Made Environment.Students conduct guided investigations by following a series of steps that include questioning, making and testing predictions, collecting and recording data, observing patterns and suggesting possible explanations.

They select and safely use a range of equipment, computer-based technology and other resources to investigate and explore.

Students follow a guided design process to create products, including information products, services and built environments. They draw and model design ideas using accepted methods and practices. They select and safely use a range of equipment, computer-based technology and other resources when designing and making.

Students identify and describe ways in which living things grow and change. They identify a variety of energy forms and describe their use in the community. Students describe ways in which living things depend on the Earth and its environment. They identify how the properties of natural and made materials relate to their use.

Students identify the difference between natural and built environments and model built environments designed to suit the needs of users. They communicate messages using a variety of media and technologies. Students describe and apply production processes using a range of materials and techniques to grow, make or process products.