Curriculum Resources

Primary Connections has a suite of units across Foundation to Year 6 that fully align to all strands of the Australian Curriculum: Science. Each curriculum unit provides practical advice on implementing our inquiry-based teaching and learning approach to develop one Science Understanding. The units combine hands-on investigations, evidence-based reasoning and collaborative group work to build skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century.

All of our units are available as a free download from Scootle.

When you click ‘View unit’ (below) you will see more detail about the specific unit and its available resources. Log in as a Member to access the free digital resources in the 'more for members' section of each unit page. The icons on each unit page indicate which supporting resources are available (see the sidebar for more details), including printed resources such as hard copies of units, which are available through our supplier Abacus.

Primary Connections: Linking Science with literacy is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education through the National Innovation and Science Agenda measure Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM.

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Earth and space
Year 5
Earth's place in space Curriculum unit cover

Humans have always looked with wonder at the movement of celestial bodies in the sky. We have used its rhythms to define our days, our months and our years. Not only have we defined time by these patterns, we learned to navigate using their predictable motions. Scientists have used observations of the day and night sky to understand our place in Space.

Earth and space
Year 6
Cover image of Curriculum unit Earthquake explorers

Major earthquakes cause dramatic changes to the Earth's surface. Strong earthquakes can affect millions of lives by causing buildings to collapse, destroying roadways and bridges and affecting basic necessities such as electricity and water supply. Fortunately, the majority of earthquakes are barely noticed.

Physical sciences
Year 6
Essential Energy Unit Cover

Every day we use energy to make changes to our surroundings. We heat rooms, freeze food and communicate using light, sound and electricity. Power stations and local solutions such as batteries provide us with electrical energy that machines transform into the useful energies that we require.

Biological sciences
Year 3
Feather fur or leaves unit cover

What is that? Is it alive? Is it similar to other things I know? Humans have always sought to make sense of the world around them by grouping things they see, for example as edible, threatening or useful. Scientists develop classification systems to try to understand the diversity of life and how species are related throughout history.

Biological sciences
Year 4

Who would think that insects as small as the bee and ant would play such a pivotal role in the world’s ecosystems and the survival of humankind? Bees are the major pollinators of our food crops. There are more than 1500 plant species in Australia that rely on ants for seed dispersal to continue their life cycle.