Water in Our World: A Science Unit for Grade 1/2


Summary of Unit of Work:

An intensive Science Unit which takes students on a journey to discover various aspects of water in our world. Water is a valuable and precious resource. The unit begins by exploring water sources and uses in our everyday lives. Pictures are used to provoke students to think critically about water sources and how carefully we need to respond in times of drought. Learning continues to incorporate water forms, the water cycle, and sinking/floating investigations. The unit covers both science knowledge and science skills in the Australian Curriculum. Learning is extended to the Arts and to English learning areas. Students communicate the message “water is precious” by designing a poster that encourages wise water use. In English, Students are given the opportunity to develop procedural text types when experimenting and reflecting on their science experiment. Worksheets, PowerPoints, and Assessment rubric have been carefully created to ensure a comprehensive learning program. Extension interactive have been carefully selected to support and extend students where needed.

Australian Curriculum Links:

Science Understanding:
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018)
  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)
Science as a Human Endeavour:
  • Science involves asking questions about and describing changes (ACSHE021)
  • People use science in everyday life, when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)
Science Inquiry Skills:
  • Processing and analysing information – students use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables (ACSIS027)
  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)
  • Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS025)
Literacy: Creating Texts
  • Creating short informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling and punctuation. (ACELY1661)
Visual Conventions:
Identifying, using and interpreting line, shape, colour, space and value. Art form: Drawing Create and display artworks to communicate ideas to an audience (ACAVAM108).

Download the Unit of Work, Learning Sequences and Assessment Strategies below:

Water in Our World – Science Unit for Years 1 and 2 (DOCX)








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