Associated Australian Curriculum requirements Years 5-6

Associated Australian Curriculum requirements Years 5-6

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

Y5

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)

Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena (ACSHE081)

Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217)

With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be (ACSIS231)

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS086)

Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS087)

Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks (ACSIS088)

Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS090)

Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS090)

Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem (ACSIS091)

Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093)

Y6

The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)

Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena (ACSHE098)

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE100)

Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220)

With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be (ACSIS232)

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS103)

Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS104)

Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks (ACSIS105)

Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS107)

Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS221)