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New Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

Science & Technology
Stage 2
PS2.5.2 - Describes ways different information products are designed and produced and the factors to consider when people use and interact with them.
ST2-7NE - Describes interactions between objects that result from contact and non-contact forces.
ST2-15ME - Describes ways information solutions are designed and produced, and the factors to consider when people use and interact with sources and technologies.
WT 2.2 - Applies a design process and uses some specialised tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address specific design criteria.

Stage 3
PS3.5.3 - Describes systems used to produce or manufacture products and social and environmental influences on product design.

Stage 2 & Stage 3
ST2-1VA, ST3-1VA - Shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities.
WT 3.2 - Plans and implements a design process selecting specialised tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that consider constraints.

Stage Stage 2 & Stage 3
ST2-3VA, ST3-3VA - Develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason.

Stage Stage 2 & Stage 3
ST2-1VA, ST3-1VA - Shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities.

Stage 2
PW S2.3.3 - Describes how objects are affected by heat and forces.
MW S2.4.1 - Identifies that heat can cause changes in the physical properties of substances.

Stage 3
PW S3.3.3 - Describes the transfer and transformation of electricity and the properties of light.

New Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum English
Stage 2
Outcome EN2-11D - Expressing themselves
Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own.
Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording (ACELA1489).

Stage 3
EN3-2A – Reading and viewing Uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies.
* Respond to, read and view texts.
EN3-7C - Thinking imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically.
Justify personal opinions by citing evidence, negotiating with others and recognising opinion presented as fact [PSC].

NSW board of Studies PDHPE
Stage 2
PSS2.5 - Uses a range of problem-solving strategies.
ALS2.6 - Discusses the relationship between regular physical activity and health.
PHS2.12 - Discusses the factors influencing personal health choices.
SLS2.13 - Discusses how safe practices promote personal wellbeing. Stage 3
PSS3.5 - Suggests, considers and selects appropriate alternatives when resolving problems.
ALS3.6 - Shows how to maintain and improve the quality of an active lifestyle.
PHS3.12 - Explains the consequences of personal lifestyle choices.
SLS3.13 - Describes safe practices that are appropriate to a range of situations and environments.

NSW Board of Studies Science & Technology
Stage 2
UT S2.9 - Selects and uses a range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources with developing skill to enhance investigation and design tasks.

Stage 3
UT S3.9 - Evaluates, selects and uses a range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources to meet the requirements and constraints of investigation and design tasks.

Activity Ideas

Solve a crime! Set up a pretend crime for friend to document and solve. This could be physically created in a drama roleplay - ie a student steals a pencil case, and clues are left behind. Students should observe the scene and the improvisation before and after. Alternatively, this could be created on an IWB where an image is presented with some facts for the students to piece together.

Develop a roleplay scene and use a camera to take photos of pretend evidence. To demonstrate the size of items in the scene, use everyday items to match the sizes of the items in the photographs. Discuss why it is important to put an item of a known size in the photograph.

Use an inkpad and make fingerprints on a hand outline. Observe the patterns in your own fingerprints. Take your fingerprints home and see if they are similar to other members of your family.

Key

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  • Science & Technology
  • Human Society & its Environment
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Personal Education