Mini Beasts: AusVELS Levels 3-6

Domain: Science

This program supports the following areas of the AusVELS.

Content description
Science understanding and knowledge

Biological science
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.

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