This unit that is designed to cover the Australian National Curriculum for Year 2 - Earth and Space Sciences. Throughout this unit, students will develop an understanding that Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways. Students explore Earth’s resources, the water cycle, and how Earth’s resources, specifically water, is transferred from its source to use.  Students participate in a demonstration of a mini water cycle using science inquiry skills. They explore concepts and demonstrate their understanding through diagrams, annotations and presentations.

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Australian Curriculum - (QLD/SA/WA/NT/TAS/ACT)

ACSSU032

Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways


ACSHE034

Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events


ACSHE035

People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things


ACSIS037

Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events


ACSIS038

Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions


ACSIS039

Use informal measurements to collect and record observations, using digital technologies as appropriate


ACSIS040

Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions


ACSIS041

Compare observations with those of others


ACSIS042

Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways


NSW

ST1-1WS-S

Observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas


ST1-10ES-S

Recognises observable changes occurring in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resources


ST1-2DP-T

Uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity


ST1-4LW-S

Describes observable features of living things and their environments


ST1-5LW-T

Identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products


ST1-6MW-S

Identifies that materials can be changed or combined


ST1-7MW-T

Describes how the properties of materials determine their use


ST1-8PW-S

Describes common forms of energy and explores some characteristics of sound energy


ST1-9PW-ST

Investigates how forces and energy are used in products


ST1-3DP-T

Describes, follows and represents algorithms to solve problems


ST1-11DI-T

Identifies the components of digital systems and explores how data is represented


VIC

VCSSU047

Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways


VCSSU041

People use science in their daily lives


VCSIS050

Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events


VCSIS051

Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions


VCSIS052

Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations


VCSIS053

Use a range of methods, including drawings and provided tables, to sort information


VCSIS054

Compare observations and predictions with those of others


VCSIS055

Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways


Learning Intention
  • We are learning to describe daily and seasonal changes and how they affect everyday life.
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