Big Bang Education’s entertaining and educational science workshops have been developed in line with the Australian Curriculum, and are designed to help teachers achieve required outcomes in Science Understanding.

To view the full Australian Curriculum for Science, please visit: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/science/curriculum/f-10.

Prep / Foundation Year

Biological Science
Living things have basic needs, including food and water.

Chemical Science
Objects are made of materials that have observable properties.

Earth and Space Science
Daily and seasonal changes in our environment, including the weather, affect everyday life

Physical Science
The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape

 

Year 1

Biological Science
Living things have a variety of external features. Living things live in different places where their needs are met.

Chemical Science
Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways.

Earth and Space Science
Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape.

Physical Science
Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed.

 

Year 2

Biological Science
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves.

Chemical Science
Different materials can be combined, including by mixing, for a particular purpose.

Earth and Space Science
Earth’s resources, including water, are used in a variety of ways.

Physical Science
A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape.

 

Year 3

Biological Science
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things.

Chemical Science
A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat.

Earth and Space Science
Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day.

Physical Science
Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another.

 

Year 4

Biological Science
Living things have life cycles. Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive.

Chemical Science
Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use.

Earth and Space Science
Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity.

Physical Science
Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance.

 

Year 5

Biological Science
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.

Chemical Science
Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways

Earth and Space Science
The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun).

Physical Science
Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted

 

Year 6

Biological Science
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment.

Chemical Science
Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting

Earth and Space Science
Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface.

Physical Science
Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity. Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity.