Environmental and Zoo Education Centres – primary school resources

Primary KLAs:
Human Society and its Environment, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology
Educational levels:
Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

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A collection of digital resources for primary school teachers and students to support teaching and learning from home, with a particular focus on geography, science and history. The resources were developed by Department of Education teachers from 25 Environmental and Zoo Education Centres in NSW and include Google Sites, programs and activities.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(GEe-1) identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people

(GEe-2) communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools

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

(GE1-2) identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

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

(GE2-1) examines features and characteristics of places and environments

(GE2-2) describes the ways people, places and environments interact

(GE2-3) examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments

(GE2-4) acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

(GE3-1) describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments

(GE3-2) explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments

(GE3-3) compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments

(GE3-4) acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

(HT2-2) describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

(HT2-4) describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia

(HT2-5) applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

(HT3-1) describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

(HT3-2) describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

(HT3-5) applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

(STe-1WS-S) observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas

(STe-3LW-ST) explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things

(ST1-1WS-S) observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas

(ST1-2DP-T) uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

(ST1-4LW-S) describes observable features of living things and their environments

(ST2-1WS-S) questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

(ST2-4LW-S) compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

(ST2-2DP-T) selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

(ST3-1WS-S) plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

(ST3-4LW-S) examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

(ST3-8PW-S) explains how energy is transformed from one form to another

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU002) Living things have basic needs, including food and water

(ACSHE013) Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events

(ACSIS014) Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events

(ACSSU017) Living things have a variety of external features

(ACSSU211) Living things live in different places where their needs are met

(ACSHE021) Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events

(ACSIS024) Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events

(ACSIS025) Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions

(ACSIS027) Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions

(ACSIS029) Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways

(ACSHE034) Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events

(ACSHE035) People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things

(ACSIS037) Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events

(ACSIS038) Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions

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

(ACSHE050) Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships

(ACSIS053) With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge

(ACSIS060) Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations

(ACSSU073) Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive

(ACSHE061) Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships

(ACSIS071) Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations

(ACSSU043) Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment

(ACSIS093) Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts

(ACSSU094) The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment

(ACSIS110) Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
Audience:
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Scientific inquiry, Science, Fieldwork, Living things, Geographic location, Australian history, First contact, Wellbeing, Plants
Activities:
Brainstorming, Communication activity, Comprehension activity, Critical thinking activity, Experiment, Interactives, Practical activity, Problem solving, Project, Questioning techniques, Research project
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Thursday, 9 April 2020

Resource ID: f7650a92-0427-43e3-9a1d-cdefd2e482ad