Look! Listen! addresses the AC Science Understanding ACSSU020 Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed, in the context of inquiring about familiar objects found in the school and at home.

Look! Listen! provides students with hands-on opportunities to:

  • investigate sources of light and sound
  • explore how light and sound are produced and how light and sound travel
  • increase understanding of the role of light and sound in our lives and our community
  • explore why we have two eyes instead of one

Students apply their new learning by:

  • conducting an investigation to collect data that will support their explanations of how having two eyes helps us see

Linking science with literacy

In the Primary Connections approach, students are supported to create representations that draw on and strengthen their literacy development. In Look! Listen!, students represent and explain their understanding about how light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed, by creating these representations:

  • Data table
  • Annotated drawing
  • Role-play
  • Word wall

External resources

An interactive science and engineering website for 9-11 year olds. Contains a number of interactive modules, split into three sections: learning, testing and engineering applications