Aboriginal astronomy

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

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Aboriginal astronomy title

© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

This resource is designed to support the teaching of Australian Aboriginal astronomy in Stage 3. It includes many examples of how Aboriginal people used their knowledge of astronomy to manage daily activities, such as food gathering and ceremonial activities. It also highlights how they explained the origins of many features in their environment, particularly the night sky. This resources contains numerous hyperlinks to 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
Audience:
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Celestial observation, Constellations, Aboriginal peoples, Traditional knowledge, Ceremonies, Aboriginal technologies, Bush food
Activities:
Brainstorming, Comprehension activity, Critical thinking activity
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 3 February 2020

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