This program supports the following areas of the AusVELS.
|Science understanding and knowledge
Level 3: Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
Level 4: Living things have life cycles.
Level 5: Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.
Level 6: The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment
|Science as a human endeavour
Nature and development of science
Level 3 & 4: Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships
Level 5 & 6: Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena
|Science inquiry skills
Questioning and Predicting
Levels 3 & 4: With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge
Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports
Level 5 & 6: With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be.
Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal text.
Cross curriculum priorities (Indigenous / Asia / Sustainability): Sustainability
For VELS curriculum links refer to the education kit. It highlights the Physical, Personal and Social learning strands, and the Interdisciplinary Learning strand.