School Science Lessons
Primary Science Lessons
Years 1 to 6
2015-08-18 SP L
Please send comments to: J.Elfick@uq.edu.au

Table of contents
Year 1 Lessons

Year 2 Lessons

Year 3 Lessons
Year 4 Lessons

Year 5 Lessons

Year 6 Lessons

Topics
1.0 Air

2.0 Animals

3.0 Astronomy

4.0 Balances

5.0 Beans

6.0 Burn
7.0 Chemistry

9.0 Colour

10.0 Electricity

11.0 Floating

12.0 Force

13.0 Heat
14.0 Light

14.1  Magnets

15.0 Measurement

16.0 Our body

17.0 Plants

18.0 Soils & rocks
19.0 Sound

20.0 Water

21.0  Weather

2.1  " What makes an
activity scientific?
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1.0 Air
3.41 Air and water change places
1.38
Air games
1.39 Air in bags
5.26 Air pressure in all directions
4.16
Air resistance
3.37 Air takes up space
6.18 Atmospheric pressure
1.40 Blow soap bubble
1.42
Drinking straw game
4.08 Flying kites
5.42 Heated air expands
3.40 Paper aeroplane
2.0 Animals
4.02 Animal friends
4.01 Animal legs
1.02 Animals & plants
3.01 Ant life cycle
3.03 Butterfly life cycle
2.03 Bird beaks & feet
2.01 Bird feathers
2.02 Bird sounds
2.06 Care for birds
3.06 Care for cats
3.1.0 Care for goats
4.25 Care for dogs
6.03 Chicken life cycle
3.04 Grasshopper
5.03 Coral, sea anemone
1.03 Different animals
2.04 Different birds
6.05 Different fungi
1.46 Different seashells
5.20 Digestion of food
5.06 Fish life cycle
4.03 Fish parts
6.01 Forest food chains
5.07 Sea food chains
9.10 Frog life cycle
1.01 Living & non-living
4.05 Lizards & snakes
3.14 Model insect
3.02 Mosquito life cycle
1.6.1 Pig life cycle
2.05 Protect birds
6.29
Protect coral reefs
5.02 Protect sea animals
6.02 Protect turtles
5.01 Sea animals & plants
5.04 Shellfish & snails
4.06 Snake bite
3.32 Soil animals
5.05 Starfish, sea urchin
3.05 Uses of animals & plants
3.0 Astronomy
2.08 Dull & bright
3.07 Burn with a magnifier
4.38 Liquids in the sun
4.21 Sun movement
4.42 Sundials
6.19 Moon & tides
6.20 Southern Cross

6.0 Burn
3.42 Burn different substances
3.07 Burn with a magnifier
5.43 Burn to make carbon
6.35 Burn candles
2.20 Spirit burner, alcohol lamp
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4.0 Balances
2.11 Balanced parrot
2.28 Beam balance
2.26 Bottle top balance
5.25.5 Link spring balances
1.21 Mobile balance
2.27 Nail balance
3.24 Measure our weight
2.25 Ruler balance
2.23 See-saw balance
3.19 Single pan balance
2.24 Steelyard balance
2.29 Straw balance
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5.0 Beans
4.18 Bean, common bean
4.20 Bean flower
4.19 Bean life cycle
4.16 Collect legumes
4.17 Cover crops
4.22 Cowpea
4.31 Grow bean seedlings
5.29 Germinate bean seed
4.10 Legume family
4.11 Legumes as food
4.11.1 Legumes in the diet
4.11.2 Legumes for pasture
4.14 Legume seeds & pods
4.23 Mung bean
4.24 Peanuts, (groundnuts)
1.24 Seeds & seed pods
4.25 Winged bean
7.0 Chemistry
5.43 Burn to make carbon
6.34 Chemical fertilizers
2.43 Different metals
2.21 Heat different substances
4.47 "Human water"
5.39 Make clay pots
4.28 Mixing & dissolving
4.29 Mixing liquids with water
4.14 Prepare crystals
4.19 Prepare invisible inks
3.30 Prepare plant dyes
5.40 Prepare potash from ash
4.2.2 Prepare sauerkraut
4.2.1 Prepare yoghurt
3.71.5 School chalk
6.25 Soil fertilizers
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11.0 Floating
4.45 Ice floats in water
6.12 Float clay boats
1.45 Float different objects
3.38 Float pins on water
2.45 Floating & sinking
6.39 Plasticine sinking & floating
14.1 Magnets
6.41 Electromagnets
6.40 Hanging magnets
2.10 Magnetic pin chain
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9.0 Colour
3.09 Different colours
3.10 Rainbow colours
3.11 Spinning colour disks
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10.0 Electricity
6.37 Electric circuit
4.57 Electric torch (flashlight)
6.38 Electricity conductors
6.41 Electromagnets
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12.0 Force
2.11 Balanced parrot
6.11 Coins on a slope
1.42 Drinking straw game
1.41 Falling parachutes
2.45 Floating & sinking
6.13 Forces of friction
4.13 Inertia tricks
5.25.5 Link spring balances
5.25.4 Paddle a canoe
6.22 Pendulum tells the time
5.25.3 Pile of coins
3.17 Plumb bob (vertical test)
4.46 Pressure melts ice
4.30 Propellers
6.10 Pull with pulleys
5.25 Push & pull forces
5.25.1 Push & pull carts
5.25.2 Push & pull a box
3.43 Solid, liquid & gas
1.12 Spinning top
3.44 Squeeze materials
5.09 Steam wheel
3.22 Throw up & fall down
5.08 Water wheel
13.0 Heat
4.11 Air temperature
5.17 Body temperature
6.35 Burn candles
2.44 Candle flame
3.39 Convection disc, heat snake
6.33 Cool candle wax
4.41 Cool water, melt ice
4.39.1 Cooling melted solids
4.48 Freezing water expands
4.10 Heat, conductors & insulators
2.21 Heat different substances
4.09 Heat from rubbing
4.40 Heat water, cool water vapour
5.42 Heated air expands
6.08 Heated liquids expand
4.44 Heated materials expand
4.38 Liquids in the sun
4.39 Melt different solids
4.49 Microwave ice
6.14.0 Oven temperatures
4.12 Smoke moves up & down
2.20 Spirit burner, alcohol lamp
4.26 Temperature during the day
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14.0 Light
3.07 Burn with a magnifier
2.44 Candle flame
3.09 Different colours
2.08 Dull & bright
5.19 Eyesight test
6.15 How far you can see
5.12 Image with a lens
5.10 Light travels in straight lines
4.38 Liquids in the sun
1.11 Mirror game
5.11 Mirror reflects light
5.14 Pinhole camera
3.10 Rainbow colours
1.09 Shadow game
3.11 Spin colour disks
1.10 Spinning picture
4.42 Sundials
5.13 Water drop magnifier
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15.0 Measurement
1.44 Area game
4.11 Air temperature
4.18 Diameter of a thread
1.23 Different new shapes game
1.22 Different shapes game
6.21 Estimating
1.19 Length game
1.20 Measure distance in paces
2.14 Measure in hand spans
4.20 Measure chest expansion
3.18 Measure our fist volume
3.15 Measure our height
3.24 Measure our weight
3.21 Measure with trundle wheel
2.15 Measure with our body
3.20 Measure with wheels
3.17 Plumb bob, (vertical test)
1.13 Same & different
3.23 Volume of a liquid
6.16 Volume of air breathed out
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16.0 Our body
6.44 Birth & care for baby
2.16 Blindfold description
5.17 Body temperature
5.15 Breathing in & out
4.24 Catching the ruler
4.27 Children with diarrhoea
3.13 Different bones
2.34 Different kinds of food
5.20 Digestion of food
4.20 Measure chest expansion
5.19 Eyesight test
5.18 Feel your pulse
1.18 Feelie bag game
9.233 Fingerprints
1.15 Five senses
1.35 Green leaves for health
1.16 Hearing sounds game
6.15 How far you can see
5.41 Keep water clean
2.14 Measure in hand spans
2.15
Measure with your body
2.18
Smelling game
3.18 Measure our fist volume
3.15 Measure our height
3.24 Measure our weight
3.16 Move your arms
4.22 Memory games
2.17 Our eyes
2.19 Our skin & hair
2.13 Our teeth
6.43
Reproduction, female
6.42
Reproduction, male
6.14
Shakir strip
2.18 Smelling game
4.06 Snake bite
4.23 Test your reflexes
1.17 Touch & feel game
6.16 Volume of air breathed out
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17.0 Plants
1.02 Animals & plants
5.0 Beans
18.0 Coconut palm
2.32 Collect seeds
1.06 Different leaves
1.04 Different plants
1.47 Different seeds
3.28 Different stems & roots
1.27 Drink-can garden
6.28 Ferns & mosses
2.31 Flower parts
6.01 Forest food chains
6.26 Grasses
5.29 Germinate bean seed
5.29.1 Germinate maize grain
5.27 Germination test
1.28 Grow plants from seeds
3.27 Leaf classification
3.26 Leaf collection
2.30 Leaf pictures
5.31 Leaves lose water
6.30 Leaves in a plastic bag
1.01 Living & non-living
4.23 Mung bean
6.27 Palms
6.23 Plants take in water
2.35 Paint with plant juices
4.24 Peanuts, (groundnuts)
1.26 Plant names
3.25 Plant parts
1.05 Plant pictures
3.5 Planting seeds
1.33 Plants need soil
1.30 Plants need sunlight
1.31 Plants need water
3.30 Prepare plant dyes
5.32 Protect mangroves
4.35 Protect trees
5.30 Roots absorb water
5.01 Sea animals & plants
5.07 Sea food chains
5.28 Seed depth
3.29 Seeds & fruits
1.24 Seeds & seed pods
6.24 Trees, palms, ferns
3.05 Uses of animals & plants
1.48 Watch seeds germinate
4.25 Winged bean
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18.0 Soils & rocks
6.34 Chemical fertilizers
5.36 Cover crops
6.31 Describe soils
5.33 Different rocks
2.37 Different soils
2.36 Examine rocks with magnifier
1.37 Examine soil with a magnifier
6.33 Fertilizing soil
1.34 Good soil & bad soil
5.39 Make clay pots
4.33 Make sedimentary rocks
5.38 Mulch protects soil
6.36 Mulch saves water
1.33 Plants need soil
5.40 Prepare potash from ash
4.34 Protect soils
1.36 Protect topsoil
5.37 Rain on slopes
6.42 Rain on soils
2.38
Shake soil in water
6.17 Soil acidity, pH
3.34 Soil air
3.32 Soil animals
3.35 Soil contents
5.44 Soil fertilizer trial
6.25 Soil fertilizers
3.31 Soil nutrient cycles
5.34 Soil profiles
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Soil texture
3.33 Soil water
4.37 Soil watering bottle
2.39 Water through soil
4.36a Water climbs up soil
3.36 Waterlogged soil
4.32 Weathering rocks
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19.0 Sound
2.02 Bird sounds
2.07 Bottle sounds
1.16 Hearing sounds game
4.07 How sound travels
1.07 Knocking sounds
1.08 String sounds
3.12 String telephone
20.0 Water
4.41 Cool water, melt ice
6.12 Float clay boats
1.45 Float different objects
3.38 Float pins on water
4.48 Freezing water expands
4.40 Heat water, cool water vapour
4.47 "Human water"
4.45 Ice floats in water
5.41
Keep water clean
4.49 Microwave ice
6.36
Mulch saves water
4.46 Pressure melts ice
2.38 Shake soil in water
2.12 Siphon & water spray
3.33 Soil water
4.37
Soil water bottle
1.14
Stones in Water
6.09
Water climbs up
4.36a Water climbs up soil
5.21 Water finds its own level
4.43 Water from the air
1.25 Water pouring game
2.39
Water through soil
3.08 Water waves
3.36 Waterlogged soil
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21.0 Weather
5.26 Air pressure in all directions
4.11 Air temperature
6.18 Atmospheric pressure
5.24 Describe clouds
5.22 Rain gauge
5.37 Rain on slopes
6.17 Relative humidity
2.46 Simple wind detector
4.12 Smoke moves up & down
4.26 Temperature during the day
4.43 Water from the air
3.08 Water waves
5.23 Wind speed & direction
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