This unit has been designed for Year 1 based on the Australian Curriculum Earth and Space Sciences strand. Students will investigate the observable changes which occur in the sky and landscape.

When examining changes that occur in the sky, students will look at the moon, features of the sky during the day and night, observing and recording the weather and they'll consider the necessary precautions to take in case of extreme weather conditions.

They'll learn about the natural, managed and constructed features of the landscape.

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

AC9S1U02

<p>Describe daily and seasonal changes in the environment and explore how these changes affect everyday life.</p>


AC9S1H01

Describe how people use science in their daily lives, including using patterns to make scientific predictions


AC9S1I01

Pose questions to explore observed simple patterns and relationships and make predictions based on experiences


AC9S1I03

Make and record observations, including informal measurements, using digital tools as appropriate


AC9S1I04

Sort and order data and information and represent patterns, including with provided tables and visual or physical models


AC9S1I05

Compare observations with predictions and others’ observations, consider if investigations are fair and identify further questions with guidance


AC9S1I06

Write and create texts to communicate observations, findings and ideas, using everyday and scientific vocabulary


ACSSU019

Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape


ACSHE021

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


ACSHE022

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


ACSIS024

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


ACSIS026

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


ACSIS027

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


ACSIS213

Compare observations with those of others


ACSIS029

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

VCSSU046

Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape; daily and seasonal changes affect everyday life


VCSSU041

People use science in their daily lives


VCSIS050

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


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


Overview

Students will:

  • Observe the changes to the day and night sky.
  • Explore seasons and the months in which they fall.
  • Investigate the reason we have seasons.
  • Investigate the changes that occur to the moon over the month.
  • Explore managed, constructed and natural features of the school.
Learning Intention
  • We are learning to describe daily and seasonal changes and how they affect everyday life.
  • We are learning to describe daily and seasonal changes and how they affect everyday life.
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