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Let's teach! Primary

Year 3 Science

Unit 3 – Our Solar System

Earth and Space Sciences

Unit Overview

What effect does space have on Earth?

Australian Curriculum

ACSSU048, ACSHE050, ACSIS053, ACSIS054, ACSIS055, ACSIS057, ACSIS215, ACSIS058, ACSIS060

 

NSW Curriculum

ST2-10ES-S, ST2-4LW-S, ST2-1WS-S

Victorian Curriculum

VCSSU056, VCSSU061, VCSIS065, VCSIS066, VCSIS067, VCSIS068, VCSIS070, VCSIS071, VCSIS072

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy, Literacy

sun, comets, meteors, moon, planets, dwarf planets, asteroids, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, Saturn, Mars, Ceres, Pluto, stars, rotation, axis, rotate, revolve, shadows, new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, waning crescent, astronomy, constellations

By the end of Year 3, student use their understanding of the movement of Earth to suggest explanations for everyday observations. They describe how they can use science investigations to respond to questions.

Students use their experiences to identify questions and make predictions about scientific investigations.

They follow procedures to collect and record observations and suggest possible reasons for their findings, based on patterns in their data.

They describe how safety and fairness were considered and they use diagrams and other representations to communicate their ideas.

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