Year 3 Science
Unit 3 – Our Solar System
What effect does space have on Earth?
ACSSU048, ACSHE050, ACSIS053, ACSIS054, ACSIS055, ACSIS057, ACSIS215, ACSIS058, ACSIS060
ST2-10ES-S, ST2-4LW-S, ST2-1WS-S
VCSSU056, VCSSU061, VCSIS065, VCSIS066, VCSIS067, VCSIS068, VCSIS070, VCSIS071, VCSIS072
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy, Literacy
sun, comets, meteors, moon, planets, dwarf planets, asteroids, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, Saturn, Mars, Ceres, Pluto, stars, rotation, axis, rotate, revolve, shadows, new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, waning crescent, astronomy, constellations
By the end of Year 3, student use their understanding of the movement of Earth to suggest explanations for everyday observations. They describe how they can use science investigations to respond to questions.
Students use their experiences to identify questions and make predictions about scientific investigations.
They follow procedures to collect and record observations and suggest possible reasons for their findings, based on patterns in their data.
They describe how safety and fairness were considered and they use diagrams and other representations to communicate their ideas.