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Science and Technology – Stage 2 Foundation Statement

Investigating Scientifically
Students independently implement aspects of a scientific investigation, such as observing, questioning, predicting, testing, recording accurate results, analysing data and drawing conclusions. They demonstrate an understanding of a fair test and identify variables. Students select and safely use equipment, computer-based technology and other resources throughout the processes of investigation.
Activities: Investigating the strength of the magnetic pull force, Investigating Buoyancy, Investigating the human machine, Investigating scientifically
Designing and Making
Students develop and evaluate design ideas recognising the needs of users or audiences. They implement the design process and evaluate solutions using functional and aesthetic criteria. Students select and safely use equipment, computer-based technology and other resources throughout the processes of design and production.
Activities: Designing and making a kite, Designing and making a model of a shelter, Investigating Buoyancy, Designing and making a model of a tower
The Natural Environment
Students identify and describe structures and functions in living things and how they interact with each other and their environment. They identify various forms and sources of energy and identify ways in which energy causes change. Students identify features of the solar system and describe interactions that affect conditions on Earth. They describe how the properties of materials affect their use.
Activities: Investigating the strength of the magnetic pull force, Investigating Buoyancy, Investigating the human machine
The Made Environment
Students identify the ways built environments, products and services are constructed or produced. They use a range of techniques, media and information and communication technologies to communicate design ideas to specific audiences. Students explore the properties and uses of both natural and made materials and components.
Activities: Designing and making a kite, Designing and making a model of a shelter, Investigating Buoyancy, Designing and making a model of a tower
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