Science literacy and science concepts
Australian Curriculum Science is a series of eight books written specifically to support the new national curriculum. All levels use science literacy texts to introduce and explain science concepts. Relevant diagrams or artwork support the text.Comprehension questions follow each text and can be used to gauge your students’ understanding of the concepts. Practical hands-on activities, which are predominantly experiments, complete each section.
All Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour units, as set out in the Australian Curriculum, are included for each level. Additionally, Science as aHuman Endeavouraspects are included, where appropriate, within Science Understanding units.Science Inquiry Skillsand Overarching ideas underpin all sections in each level. Useful websites and teacher background information are provided to assist teachers to introduce, reinforce or explain science concepts. Complete explanations and answers are provided where necessary.
- Australian Science Curriculum links
- Science Understanding units
- Science as aHuman Endeavourunits
- Science Inquiry skills
- overarching ideas
- teacher background information
- a consistent format for ease of use
- lesson preparation ideas
- suggestions for lesson use
- answers and explanations
- suggested useful websites