Australian Curriculum content descriptions

Science Understanding

Physical sciences

Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049

Science as a Human Endeavour

Nature and development of science

Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (ACSHE062

Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (ACSIS064

Planning and conducting

Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions (ACSIS065

Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS066

Processing and analysing data and information

Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS068

Communicating

Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS071

Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). 

Australian Curriculum content descriptions

Year 3

Science Understanding

Biological sciences

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)

Year 4

Science Understanding

Biological sciences

Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)

Year 3 and 4

Science as a Human Endeavour

Nature and development of science

Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships
(yr 3 ACSHE050, yr 4 ACSHE061

Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge
(yr 3 ACSIS053, yr 4 ACSIS064)

Planning and conducting

Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate 
(yr 3 ACSIS055 yr 4 ACSIS066)

Processing and analysing data and information

Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends 
(yr 3 ACSIS057, yr 4 ACSIS068)

Compare results with predictions suggesting possible reasons for findings 
(yr 3 ACSIS215, yr 4 ACSIS216)

Communicating

Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports 
(yr 3 ACSIS060, yr 4 ACSIS071)

Australian Curriculum content descriptions

Science Understanding

Earth and space sciences

Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075

Science as a Human Endeavour

Nature and development of science

Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (ACSHE062

Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (ACSIS064

Planning and conducting

Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions (ACSIS065

Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS066

Processing and analysing data and information Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS068

Communicating

Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS071