Syllabus Bites: Aboriginal Astronomy

Primary KLA:
Science and Technology
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6

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This resource consisting of four parts: introduction, food gathering, ceremonies and syllabus links. It introduces many examples of how Australian aboriginals used knowledge of astronomy to manage daily activities such as food gathering and ceremonial activities. It also highlights how Australian aboriginals explained the origins of many features in their environment, particularly the night sky. This resources contains numerous hyperlinks that indicate resources and additional information that can support class activities.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(ST3-10ES-S) explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth's surface

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU078) The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun)

(ACSHE082) Important contributions to the advancement of science have been made by people from a range of cultures

(ACSHE099) Important contributions to the advancement of science have been made by people from a range of cultures

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Celestial observation
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Friday, 15 February 2013

Resource ID: 0908b15c-c8d9-4ccc-90da-753b9c5b087c