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Science: A STEM approach

Prepare your students for the roles of the future! Minds will be challenged and imaginations unleashed as students develop skills such as innovation, creativity, reasoning, problem-solving, and technical science skills such as questioning, observing, systematic experimentation, and analysis and interpretation of data.

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Prepare your students for the roles of the future! Minds will be challenged and imaginations unleashed as students develop skills such as innovation, creativity, reasoning and problem-solving; and technical science skills such as questioning, observing, systematic experimentation, and analysis and interpretation of data.

Feel confident delivering a comprehensive and contemporary science program, and ease your way into STEM projects with Science: A STEM approach.

Each book in this fantastic new series features:

  •   four units with four STEM projects, organised by sub-strand—Biological sciences, Chemical sciences, Earth and space sciences and Physical sciences
  •   easy-to-follow lesson plan format, with term overview at the start of each unit
  •   ideas for incorporating technology in the classroom
  •   background information for the teacher
  •   resource sheets, if required
  •   assessment sheets provided for science knowledge
  •   STEM project for the remainder of the term (2–4 weeks)

Each STEM project includes:

  •   a design brief
  •   STEM curriculum links
  •   alternative project ideas
  •   a group rubric
  •   self-assessment
  •   resource sheets, if required

If you would like us to feature your completed STEM projects on our website, please email a photograph, video or audio of the project to stemprojects@ricpublications.com.au. If you would like to view completed STEM projects and get some inspiration go to https://www.ricgroup.com.au/stem-projects/

Science: A STEM approach - Foundation

Science Understanding

  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003)
  • Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life (ACSSU004)
  • The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE013)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS014)
  • Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011)
  • Engage in discussions about observations and represent ideas (ACSIS233)
  • Share observations and ideas (ACSIS012)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 1

Science Understanding

  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changes in a variety of ways (ACSSU018)
  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)
  • Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021)
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)
  • Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS025)
  • Use informal measurements to collect and records observations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS026)
  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS027)
  • Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS213)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways (ACSIS029)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 2

Science Understanding

  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
  • Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031)
  • Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU032)
  • A push or pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)
  • Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS038)
  • Use informal measurements to collect and records observations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS039)
  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS040)
  • Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS041)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways (ACSIS042)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 3

Science Understanding

  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046)
  • Earth's rotation on its axis causes changes, including night and day (ACSSU048)
  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050)
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions  (ACSHE051)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge (ACSIS053)
  • With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS054)
  • Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately (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 investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058)
  • Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations (ACSIS060)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 4

Science Understanding

  • Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
  • Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074)
  • Earth's surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075)
  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions  (ACSHE062)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge (ACSIS064)
  • With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS065)
  • Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately (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)
  • Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058)
  • Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations (ACSIS071)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 5

Science Understanding

  • Living things have structural features and adaptations to help them survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)
  • The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) (ACSSU078)
  • Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU020)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE081)
  • Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS231)
  • Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks (ACSIS086)
  • Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS087)
  • 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)
  • Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS218)
  • Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations (ACSIS091)
  • Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 6

Science Understanding

  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
  • Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible (ACSSU095)
  • Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect the Earth's surface (ACSSU096)
  • Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources (ACSSU097)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE098)
  • Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE100)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS232)
  • Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks (ACSIS103)
  • Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS104)
  • 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)
  • Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations (ACSIS108)
  • Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS110)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

 

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Prepare your students for the roles of the future! Minds will be challenged and imaginations unleashed as students develop skills such as innovation, creativity, reasoning and problem-solving; and technical science skills such as questioning, observing, systematic experimentation, and analysis and interpretation of data.

Feel confident delivering a comprehensive and contemporary science program, and ease your way into STEM projects with Science: A STEM approach.

Each book in this fantastic new series features:

  •   four units with four STEM projects, organised by sub-strand—Biological sciences, Chemical sciences, Earth and space sciences and Physical sciences
  •   easy-to-follow lesson plan format, with term overview at the start of each unit
  •   ideas for incorporating technology in the classroom
  •   background information for the teacher
  •   resource sheets, if required
  •   assessment sheets provided for science knowledge
  •   STEM project for the remainder of the term (2–4 weeks)

Each STEM project includes:

  •   a design brief
  •   STEM curriculum links
  •   alternative project ideas
  •   a group rubric
  •   self-assessment
  •   resource sheets, if required

If you would like us to feature your completed STEM projects on our website, please email a photograph, video or audio of the project to stemprojects@ricpublications.com.au. If you would like to view completed STEM projects and get some inspiration go to https://www.ricgroup.com.au/stem-projects/

Science: A STEM approach - Foundation

Science Understanding

  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003)
  • Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life (ACSSU004)
  • The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE013)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS014)
  • Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011)
  • Engage in discussions about observations and represent ideas (ACSIS233)
  • Share observations and ideas (ACSIS012)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 1

Science Understanding

  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changes in a variety of ways (ACSSU018)
  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)
  • Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021)
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)
  • Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS025)
  • Use informal measurements to collect and records observations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS026)
  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS027)
  • Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS213)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways (ACSIS029)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 2

Science Understanding

  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
  • Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031)
  • Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU032)
  • A push or pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)
  • Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS038)
  • Use informal measurements to collect and records observations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS039)
  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS040)
  • Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS041)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways (ACSIS042)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 3

Science Understanding

  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046)
  • Earth's rotation on its axis causes changes, including night and day (ACSSU048)
  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050)
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions  (ACSHE051)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge (ACSIS053)
  • With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS054)
  • Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately (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 investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058)
  • Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations (ACSIS060)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 4

Science Understanding

  • Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
  • Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074)
  • Earth's surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075)
  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions  (ACSHE062)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge (ACSIS064)
  • With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS065)
  • Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately (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)
  • Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058)
  • Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations (ACSIS071)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 5

Science Understanding

  • Living things have structural features and adaptations to help them survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)
  • The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) (ACSSU078)
  • Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU020)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE081)
  • Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS231)
  • Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks (ACSIS086)
  • Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS087)
  • 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)
  • Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS218)
  • Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations (ACSIS091)
  • Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

Science: A STEM approach - Year 6

Science Understanding

  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
  • Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible (ACSSU095)
  • Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect the Earth's surface (ACSSU096)
  • Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources (ACSSU097)

Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE098)
  • Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE100)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS232)
  • Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks (ACSIS103)
  • Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS104)
  • 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)
  • Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations (ACSIS108)
  • Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS110)

Download the Australian Curriculum links as a PDF.

 

Click here to download a sample unit.  Click here to download the product flyer.

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