1 What is science?
What do you already know about science?
Activity 1.1: Culminating assessment task – Mind map
Activity 1.2 Famous scientists
Activity 1.3: Timeline – Scientists
Activity 1.4: Stereotypes of scientists
Activity 1.5: Stereotypes
Scientists of today
Activity 1.6: Scientists of today
Activity 1.7: Who do you know
Habits of mind
Activity 1.8: Scientists’ habits of mind
Activity 1.9: Create a scientist
What do scientists do? Where do they work?
Activity 1.10: Where do scientists work?
Activity 1.11: Tour of a lab
Activity 1.12: Jigsaw scientist
Activity 1.13: Science careers – Pursue your interest
2 Inquiring with science
What do you already know about scientific inquiry?
Activity 2.1: Which brand of plastic wrap is the strongest?
Activity 2.2: Culminating assessment task – Do TV ads tell the whole truth?
Types of data
Activity 2.3: Which is the nicest biscuit?
Activity 2.4: Points of difference
What makes a good scientist?
Activity 2.5: Scientist wanted
Activity 2.6: Safety messages
Activity 2.7: Hazchem in the science lab
Activity 2.8: Storyboarding safety
The scientific method
Investigation: Fair testing – Which paper towel?
Data, and what to do with it
Activity 2.9: Using a spreadsheet to create a graph
Example of a science report
What do you already know about classification?
Activity 3.1: What do you already know?
Activity 3.2: Culminating assessment task – Leaf classification
Activity 3.3: Reorganising your pantry
Activity 3.4: What to do with a dead ringer
Activity 3.5: Create a mind map
Living or non-living?
Activity 3.6: PMI – Plus, Minus and Interesting
Classifying living things
The Linnaean classification system
Activity 3.7: Find out more about Linnaeus
Activity 3.8: A dog by any other name
The seven levels of classification
Activity 3.9: Acrostics
Activity 3.10 Visualising human classification
Concept of species
Activity 3.11 Constructing a dichotomous key
Activity 3.12 A dichotomous key to identify insects
Things that just don’t fit
What do you already know about ecosystems?
Activity 4.1: What do you already know?
What is an ecosystem?
Activity 4.2: Culminating assessment task – Food webs in your environment
Relationships in the ecosystem
Investigation: Determining water loss in plants
Activity 4.3: Role play – Creating a food chain
Conserving our ecosystems
Activity 4.4: Education for the community
What do you already know about mixtures?
Activity 5.1: Group competition
Activity 5.2: Culminating assessment task – Investigating a common household mixture
Pure substances and mixtures
Activity 5.3: Comparing physical features
Types of mixtures
Activity 5.4: Classifying mixtures
Activity 5.5: Making mixtures in the kitchen
6 Separating substances
What do you already know about separating substances?
Activity 6.1: What do you already know?
Activity 6.2: Culminating assessment task – Researching an everyday application of a physical separation technique
Activity 6.3: Using evaporation to separate a salt solution
Activity 6.4: Does ink contain water?
Activity 6.5: Paper chromatography of spinach leaves
Activity 6.6: Using filtration to separate sandy water
Other methods of separation
Investigation: Separating a challenging mixture
Investigation: Modelling methods of cleaning up oils spill
7 Our place in space
What do you already know about our place in space?
Activity 7.1: What do you already know?
Activity 7.2: Cumulative assessment task – Lost in space
Finding our way around the sky
Activity 7.3: Celestial sphere model
The Sun’s position in the sky
Activity 7.4: The Sun moves
Pioneers of astronomy
Activity 7.5: Pioneers of astronomy
Earth’s movements in space
Activity 7.6: Comparing seasons
Activity 7.7: Earth’s tilt
Investigation: Modelling the Moon
8 Renewable and non-renewable resources
What do you already know about resources?
Activity 8.1: What do you already know?
Activity 8.2: Cumulative assessment task – Energy resource
Types of energy resources
Activity 8.3: Identifying types of energy resources
Activity 8.4: Reflection on learning
Activity 8.5: Energy use and wealth in different countries
Activity 8.6: Insolation at different places
Activity 8.7: Insolation data-sharing project
Activity 8.8: Daily insolation across Australia
Activity 8.9: National Solar Energy Centre (NSEC)
Activity 8.10: Interior car temperature
Activity 8.11: Solar cooker
Activity 8.12: Designing a passive solar house
Activity 8.13: Comfortable low energy houses
Activity 8.14: Windmills around the world
Activity 8.15: The Beaufort scale
Activity 8.16: Make a simple generator
Activity 8.17: Making onshore and offshore winds
Activity 8.18: Energy in remote communities
Activity 8.19: RAPS case studies
9 The water cycle
What do you already know about the water cycle?
Activity 9.1: Using water
Culminating assessment task: Watering a town
Activity 9.2: Systems
The water cycle
Activity 9.3: Changing states
Factors that influence the water cycle
Activity 9.4: Adding water to the air
Activity 9.5: The effects of humidity or temperature on evaporation
Management of water
Activity 9.6: Desalination by distillation
Activity 9.7: Distillation
Activity 9.8: How much sugar?
Activity 9.9: Hydrologists
Activity 9.10: What goes down the sink?
Activity 9.11: Reducing your water use
What do you already know about forces?
Activity 10.1: Describing forces
Culminating assessment task: Working with the physically disabled
Activity 10.2: Physical disability design brief
Activity 10.3: Forces in action
Forces act in pairs
Activity 10.4: Pushing and pulling
Activity 10.5: Hidden forces
Balanced and unbalanced forces
Activity 10.6: Effects of unbalanced forces
Coping with unbalanced forces
Activity 10.7: Save an egg
Activity 10.8: Investigating forces: skateboarding
Activity 10.10: Drawing magnetic field lines
Activity 10.11: Using a magnetic field probe to map the field lines of a magnet
Activity 10.12: Exploring electrostatic forces
Activity 10.13: Think, pair, share
Activity 10.14: Modelling Earth’s revolution
Activity 10.15: The Moon’s effect on tides
Putting forces to work: machines
Activity 10.16: Looking at levers
Activity 10.17: Get into gear
Activity 10.18: Types of gears