This unit has been designed for Year 1 based on the Australian Curriculum Physical Science Strand. Students will investigate sources of light and sound, and how we use our bodies to sense them.

After learning about sources and senses, students will experiment with different ways to create and alter sound and light.

10 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
21x resources/worksheets

In this unit students will:

  • Recognise senses are used to learn about the world around us: our eyes to detect light, our ears to detect sound, and touch to feel vibrations
  • Identify the sun as a source of light
  • Recognise that objects can be seen when light from sources is available to illuminate them
  • Explore different ways to produce sound using familiar objects and actions such as striking, blowing, scraping and shaking
  • Compare sounds made by musical instruments using characteristics such as loudness, pitch and actions used to make the sound