Oz-e-science Years F–6
Chemistry Comprehensive Year 5
Chemistry Comprehensive Year 5 is a Chemical Sciences curriculum program for Year 5 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum Science Understanding:
- Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU007).
Note: This curriculum program is currently being updated to align with the Australian Curriculum 9.0, updated versions will be released in early 2023.
- Explain the formation of hydrogen and helium.
- Label the parts of a hydrogen and helium atom. ·
- Identify the first two elements created.
- Represent the first two elements by making a model of their atoms.
- Identify the role of hydrogen in the formation of the early universe and life on Earth.
- Represent on a timeline the formation of the first two elements – hydrogen and helium.
- Identify some of the first 18 elements in the periodic table.
- Represent the elements on some playing cards.
- Describe the story of Mendeleev and the periodic table.
- Represent the story of the development of the periodic table on a timeline.
- Represent the elements studied so far on a periodic table desk mat.
- Identify the physical properties of elements. · Record the physical properties of elements. ·
- Make a model of the molecular structure of a diamond.
- Identify the main elements in the human body.
- Represent the main elements in an outline of the human body.
- Record the elements in healthcare products. · Analyse the benefits of the elements in the healthcare products.
- Identify the steps in the Scientific Method. · Sequence the steps in the Scientific Method. · Ask a scientific question.
- Develop a hypothesis and make a prediction. · Conduct the experiment and make observations.
- Conduct part two of the experiment and record observations.
- Evaluate the results of the experiment using the observations.
- Explain the results using the observations. · Report and communicate the results of the experiment using the observations and evaluation.
In Lessons 1 to 15, students learn about:
- how everything in the universe is made up of very small particles called atoms.
- the first two and most common elements in the universe – hydrogen and helium.
- the role of hydrogen in the formation of the early universe and its importance to life on Earth.
- some of the first 18 elements of the periodic table.
- the story of Mendeleev and the development of the periodic table.
- the physical properties of elements.
- the main elements that make up the human body.
- the elements that are present in healthcare products, and their benefits.
- the steps in the Scientific Method.
- and conduct part one of an experiment by following the scientific method.
- and conduct part two of the experiment by following the scientific method.
- evaluating and explaining the results of the experiment.
- how to report and communicate the results of the experiment to an audience.
- Progress Tests are conducted after every second lesson, allowing teachers to monitor student understanding of the concepts taught over the past two lessons and to identify where reteaching is needed.
- The Teaching Guide contains the testing questions, and the Student Workbook has a section where students write their answers and score themselves.
- The Structured Research Activity (SRA) for this unit is students plan, conduct and report on an experiment to describe how the observable properties of crystals behave and grow in different ways.
- The SRA takes place over two lessons so students can apply the Science Understanding and Science Inquiry Skills covered in the unit.
- Teachers use the Guide to Making Judgements, which is included in the Teaching Guide, to mark the SRA.
- The last lesson is the end-of-unit assessment, which has a variety of question formats (e.g., label the diagram, circle the correct answer) to assess student mastery of content from the unit.
- The end-of-unit assessment is in the Teaching Guide. Teachers copy the assessment and distribute to students at testing time.
Explicit instruction for Science
Oz-e-science uses a teaching approach and curriculum that uses explicit teaching of content knowledge of science and explicit teaching and practical scientific inquiry using the Scientific Method. Read more about pedagogy here.
Edit: peer feedback
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