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