Do we need a train at Chullora? – Early Stage 1

Primary KLAs:
English, Human Society and its Environment, Science and Technology
Educational levels:


Sydney Metro Inquiry-based Learning Resources. Students and teacher wearing safety hat.

© State of New South Wales, Department of Education

This inquiry-based unit of work was created, trialled and peer reviewed as part of a professional learning program in inquiry-based learning for school teachers. The professional learning courses were part of a pilot partnership between the NSW Government’s Sydney Metro transport agency and Western Sydney University.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(GE1-1) describes features of places and the connections people have with places

(GE1-3) communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry

(STe-4MW-ST) identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties

(ENe-1A) communicates with peers and known adults in informal and guided activities demonstrating emerging skills of group interaction

(ENe-7B) recognises some different purposes for writing and that own texts differ in various ways

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACTDEK001) Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs

(ACTDEK004) Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to produce designed solutions

(ACELY1646) Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situations

(ACSIS012) Share observations and ideas

(ACTDEP005) Explore needs or opportunities for designing, and the technologies needed to realise designed solutions

More information

Resource type:
Teacher guide
ScOT topics:
Inquiry-based learning, Rail transport, Trains
Communication activity, Problem solving, Research project
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 9 December 2019

Resource ID: 530649aa-3b1d-489f-aba2-880c5484a475