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Experimentary and the Australian Curriculum

  • Below are the curriculum alignments for Primary School year levels.
  • The focus on the Science Understanding strand, however, the nature of the hands-on inquiry-based science in Experimentary means all Experiments and most Activities will align well with all the Science Inquiry Skills and Science as a Human Endeavour strands too.
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Science Understanding Curriculum Link Experiments Activities (Science@Home)
Biological Sciences Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002) Seed, Sprout, Plant (Level 1) Pet Antlion
Chemical sciences Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003) Materials Matter (Level 1) Making Sherbert, Making Butter, Liquid Glass Slime, Slime Testing
Earth and space sciences Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life (ACSSU004) What's the Weather? (Level 1)  Wind Gauge 
Physical sciences The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005) Float or Sink (Level 1), Mini Catapults (Level 1), Rockets! (Level 1), Balancing Act (Level 1/2)    Marshmallow Shooter, Hoopster, Slime Testing
           
Science Understanding Curriculum Link Experiments Activities (Science@Home)
Biological Sciences
Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
   
Seed, Sprout, Plant (Level 1) Transpiration (Level 1)
Seed, Sprout, Plant (Level 1), Feed the Fungus (Level 1)
    
   
Pet Antlion 
Pet Antlion
     
Chemical sciences Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018) Solid+Liquid + Gas (Level 1), Materials Test Lab (Level 1) Sugar Run, Making Sherbert, Making Butter, Dissolving Polystyrene, Cold Reaction, Tough Balloons, Liquid Glass Slime,
Earth and space sciences Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019) Crater Maker (Level 1) What's the Weather? (Level 1)
Physical sciences Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020) Sound Machines (Level 1) Slinky Sounds (and other weird noises)
     
Science Understanding Curriculum Link Experiments Activities (Science@Home)
Biological Sciences Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030) Seed, Sprout, Plant (Level 1/2), Pet Antlion
Chemical sciences Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031) Fantastic Filters (Level 1/2), Making Sherbert, Making Butter, Dissolving Polystyrene, Cold Reaction, Tough Balloons, Liquid Glass Slime, Hand Sanitiser,
Earth and space sciences Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU032)  Fantastic Filters (Level 1)   Solar Still
Physical sciences A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033) Motion and Forces (Level 1), Mini Catapults (Level 1/2),
  
Science Understanding Curriculum Link Experiments Activities (Science@Home)
Biological Sciences Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044) Feed the Fungus (Level 2) Pet Antlion
Chemical sciences A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046) Melting Moments (Level 2) Insulation (Level 2) Glycerin SoapSolar Still
Earth and space sciences Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day (ACSSU048)   Sundial
Physical sciences Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049) Insulation (Level 2)
Science Understanding Curriculum Link Experiments Activities (Science@Home)
Biological Sciences
Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
Seed, Sprout, Plant (Level 2)
Seed, Sprout, Plant (Level 2)
    
Pet Antlion 
Pet Antlion
   
Chemical sciences Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074) Parachutes (Level 2), Filtering Water (Level 2), Hand Sanitizer, Making Butter, Tough Balloons, Liquid Glass SlimeGlycerin Soap
Earth and space sciences Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075) Crater Maker (Level 2)
Physical sciences Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076) Imploding Watermelon, Mini Catapults (Level 2), Rockets! (Level 2), Parachutes (Level 2), Motion and Forces (Level 2) Wind Gauge, Marshmallow Shooter, Making Butter, Tough Balloons, Hoopster
Science Understanding Curriculum Link Experiments Activities (Science@Home)
Biological Sciences Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043) Transpiration (Level 3) Pet Antlion
Chemical sciences Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077) Solid+Liquid = Gas (Level 3) Making Butter, Convection Currents, Liquid Glass Slime
Earth and space sciences The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) (ACSSU078) Sundial
Physical sciences Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU080)  Light Fantastic     Measure a hair using a laser,  Measure the speed of light   
Science Understanding Curriculum Link Experiments Activities (Science@Home)
Biological Sciences The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094) Seed, Sprout, Plant (Level 3), Feed the Fungus (Level 3)
Chemical sciences Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible (ACSSU095) Melting Moments (Level 3),  Colourful Chemistry (Level 3)     Dissolving Polystyrene,  Crystal CreationsPlastic from Milk
Earth and space sciences Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096) Crater Maker (Level 3) Vortexes
Physical sciences Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources (ACSSU097) Circuits and Switches (Level 3) Electricity from Plants (Level 3)
Experimentary