Assessing primary science: the Primary Connections approach
By linking science to literacy it supports teachers to assess. Hear teachers describe the assessment approaches in Primary Connections.
Effective questioning in primary science
Teachers describe the benefits of different questioning techniques that help develop students' understanding.
Indigenous Perspectives in primary science: The 5E model- Elaborate
Students plan and conduct a science investigation by extending their knowledge in an Indigenous context.
Indigenous Perspectives in primary science: The 5E model- Explore
Teachers, AIEOs, Indigenous community members and students explore a range of hands-on science phenomena through Indigenous perspectives. Students build on their literacy skills and various modes to represent their developing understanding.
Investigating in primary science
Students and teachers demonstrate how to plan and conduct an investigation. We see how investigating in the classroom can lead to life-long learning.
Planning science units using Primary Connections principles
Teachers describe how the 5E framework is used to plan units to address students' needs and interests.
The importance of inquiry learning in primary science
84 primary school students attend the iconic Shine Dome for a day of engagement, enjoyment, and participation in hands-on science and STEM learning.
The Primary Connections 5E model: Elaborate
The Elaborate phase in action - planning and conducting an open investigation to apply and extend new conceptual understanding in a new context
The Primary Connections 5E model: Explore
The Explore phase in action – students exploring ideas of the science phenomena, collecting evidence, discussion observations and keeping records.
Why is a scientist's work so important?
A new video for Australian teachers. The video, designed to be implemented with Primary Connections' Among The Gum Trees unit, brings to life the stories of scientists involved in building knowledge and awareness about eucalypts and their place in the Australian landscape. Address aspects of Year 3/4 Australian Curriculum: Science 'Science as a Human Endeavour'.