Year 4 Physical Sciences


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Big Bang Education’s Year 4 Physical Sciences program has been designed to help teachers achieve the Australian Curriculum science understanding in Physical Sciences:

  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076).

Year 4 students will first experience an exciting science show which introduces them to contact forces (push/pull and friction) and non-contact forces (gravity and magnetism).

During the hands-on workshop that follows, students will investigate how the size of a force affects an object’s movement; the effects of friction on different surfaces; and the forces of attraction and repulsion on magnets.

Shows and workshops are delivered by a professional science educator with 10 years of experience.

For more information about our Year 4 Physical Sciences program, please contact us.


Program Outline

The program includes:

  • 30 minute show for entire year level (maximum of 100 children)
  • 45 minute hands-on workshop for each individual class (maximum of 30 children)
  • Follow-up worksheets emailed to the booking teacher

Depending on your daily timetable, we can cater for 2-4 classes per day.

See a sample timetable for a day of workshops.

See pricing details for our workshops.



  • A large indoor space – your school hall is ideal! We would need enough space to have both the science show and workshop set up at the same time to allow for maximum use of time.
  • 10 large tables – two for the presenter to use during the show, and eight for workshop materials
  • Access to a power point

No access to water is required for this program.


Curriculum Links

The Year 4 Physical Sciences program covers the following areas of the Australian Curriculum (version 8.1).

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076)

Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge (ACSIS064)

With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS065)

Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately (ACSIS066)

Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS068)

Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS216)

Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS069)