Unit embeds Design and Technologies
Unit incorporates Indigenous perspectives

My, what big teeth you have… Find out how the physical features of dinosaurs and other animals help them meet their basic survival needs. Use this new understanding to design a defence against a dinosaur attack!

Earthworms, snails, ants. How are they similar and different? Examine the habitats and external features of small animals to see how their basic needs are met.

Some things can be bent, some things can be stretched, some things can be folded, some things can be cut... How a material can be changed depends on what it’s made of. Explore how everyday materials can be physically changed.

Everyday materials can be changed in a variety of ways, and what’s more ‘everyday’ than food? Explore how heating and cooling creates physical changes to the observable properties of food.

Light and sound are all around us. What produces light and sound? Can you feel sound? Does sound travel through things? Do we need light to see? Are two eyes better than one? Let’s use our senses to explore light and sound.

Changes to the land and sky occur all the time - what do you see from day to day? Observe and investigate the effects of human interaction on the school environment.

Look out your window - do you notice a constantly changing world? The Sun rises and sets and the sky reflects many different hues over a day. Students sharpen their observation skills by conducting investigations in the school yard.