School Science Lessons
Primary Science Lessons
Years 1 to 6
2016-01-05 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

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 and 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 bubbles
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 and plants
3.01 Ant life cycle
3.03 Butterfly life cycle
2.03 Bird beaks and 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
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
1.01 Living and non-living
4.05 Lizards and snakes
3.14 Model insect
3.02 Mosquito life cycle
2.05 Protect birds
6.29 Protect coral reefs
5.02 Protect sea animals
6.02 Protect turtles
5.01 Sea animals and plants
5.04 Shellfish and snails
4.06 Snake bite
3.32 Soil animals
5.05 Starfish, sea urchin
3.05 Uses of animals and plants
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3.0 Astronomy
2.08 Dull and bright
3.07 Burn with a magnifier
4.38 Liquids in the sun
4.21 Sun movement
4.42 Sundials
6.19 Moon and 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
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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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 and dissolving
4.29 Mixing liquids with water
4.14 Prepare crystals
4.19 Prepare invisible inks
3.30 Prepare plant dyes
6.25 Soil fertilizers
2.44 Candle flame
5.35 Fertilizer trial
4.40 Heat and cool water
5.42 Heated air expands
4.41 Ice experiments
5.41 Keep water clean
11.0 Floating
4.45 Ice floats in water
6.12 Float Plasticene boat
1.45 Float different objects
3.38 Float pins on water
2.45 Floating and sinking
6.39 Plasticine sinking and 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
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 and 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 and pull forces
5.25.1 Push and pull carts
5.25.2 Push and pull a box
3.43 Solid, liquid and gas
1.12 Spinning top
3.44 Squeeze materials
5.09 Steam wheel
3.22 Throw up and fall down
5.08 Water wheel
13.0 Heat
4.11 Air temperature
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 and 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
4.12 Smoke moves up and 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 and bright
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 and different
3.23 Volume of a liquid
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16.0 Our body
6.45 Birth and care for baby
2.16 Blindfold description
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
1.18 Feelie bag game
1.15 Five senses
1.35 Green leaves for health
1.16 Hearing sounds game
5.41 Keep water clean
2.14 Measure in hand spans
2.15 Measure with our body
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 and hair
2.13 Our teeth
6.44 Reproduction organs, female
6.43 Reproduction organs, male
2.18 Smelling game
4.06 Snake bite
4.23 Test your reflexes
1.17 Touch and feel game
6.16 Volume of air breathed out
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17.0 Plants
1.02 Animals and plants
2.32 Collect seeds
1.06 Different leaves
1.04 Different plants
1.47 Different seeds
3.28 Different stems and roots
1.27 Drinking glass garden
6.28 Ferns and mosses
2.31 Flower parts
6.01 Forest food chains
6.26 Grasses
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
1.01 Living and non-living
6.27 Palms
6.23 Plants take in water
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2.35 Paint with plant juices
1.26 Plant names
3.25 Plant parts
1.05 Plant pictures
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 and plants
5.07 Sea food chains
5.28 Seed depth
3.29 Seeds and fruits
1.24 Seeds and seed pods
6.24 Trees, palms, ferns
3.05 Uses of animals and plants
1.48 Watch seeds germinate
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18.0 Soils and 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
1.34 Good soil and bad soil
5.39 Make clay pots
4.33 Make sedimentary rocks
6.36 Mulch saves water
1.33 Plants need soil
4.34 Protect soils
1.36 Protect topsoil
5.37 Rain on slopes
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6.42 Rain on soils
2.38 Shake soil in water
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
6.32 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
19.0 Sound
2.02 Bird sounds
2.07 Bottle sounds
1.16 Hearing sounds game
4.07 How sound travels
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1.07 Knocking sounds
1.08 String sounds
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3.12 String telephone
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20.0 Water
4.41 Cool water, melt ice
6.12 Float Plasticine boat
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
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Microwave ice
6.36
Mulch saves water
4.46 Pressure melts ice
2.38 Shake soil in water
2.12 Siphon and water spray
3.33 Soil water
4.37 Soil water bottle
1.14 Stones in Water
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
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 and down
4.26 Temperature during the day
4.43 Water from the air
3.08 Water waves
5.23 Wind speed and direction
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