Associated Australian Curriculum requirements Years 3-4

Associated Australian Curriculum requirements Years 3-4

Conducting the discussion and using the provided activities could address one or more of the following Australian Curriculum requirements.

Y3

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)

Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050)

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (ACSIS053)

Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS055)

Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS057)

Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS215)

Reflect on the investigation, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058)

Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS060)

Y4

Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)

Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (ACSIS064)

Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions (ACSIS065)

Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS066)

Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS068)

Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS216)

Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS071)