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Science and Technology – Stage 1 Foundation Statement

Investigating Scientifically
Students conduct guided investigations by following a series of steps that include questioning, making and testing predictions, collecting and recording data, observing patterns and suggesting possible explanations. They select and safely use a range of equipment, computer-based technology and other resources to investigate and explore.
Activities: Designing and making a boat, Investigating the distance travelled by toy cars, Investigating buoyancy
Designing and Making
Students follow a guided design process to create products, including information products, services and built environments. They draw and model design ideas using accepted methods and practices. They select and safely use a range of equipment, computer-based technology and other resources when designing and making.
Activities: Designing and making a boat, Investigating the distance travelled by toy cars, Investigating buoyancy
The Natural Environment
Students identify and describe ways in which living things grow and change. They identify a variety of energy forms and describe their use in the community. Students describe ways in which living things depend on the Earth and its environment. They identify how the properties of natural and made materials relate to their use.
The Made Environment
Students identify the difference between natural and built environments and model built environments designed to suit the needs of users. They communicate messages using a variety of media and technologies. Students describe and apply production processes using a range of materials and techniques to grow, make or process products.
Activities: Designing and making a boat, Investigating the distance travelled by toy cars, Investigating buoyancy
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