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Victorian Curriculum Links

Years 1&2

Science

Science Understanding

  • VCSSU045: Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes.

  • VCSSU048: The way objects move depends on a variety of factors including their size and shape: a push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape.

Science Inquiry Skills

  • VCSIS050: Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events.

  • VCSIS051: Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions.

  • VCSIS052: Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations.

  • VCSIS055: Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways.

  • VCSIS054: Compare observations and predictions with those of others.

Design and Technologies

Technologies Contexts

  • VCDSTC017: Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to create designed solutions.

Creating Designed Solutions

  • VCDSCD018: Explore needs or opportunities for designing, and the technologies needed to realise designed solutions.

  • VCDSCD019: Visualise, generate, and communicate design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling.

  • VCDSCD020: Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions safely.

  • VCDSCD021: Use personal preferences to evaluate the success of design ideas, processes and solutions including their care for environment.

  • VCDSCD022: Sequence steps for making designed solutions.

Mathematics

Measurement and Geometry

  • VCMMG078: Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language.

  • VCMMG095: Measure and compare the lengths, masses and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units.

  • VCMMG115: Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units.


Years 3&4

 Science

Science Understanding

  • VCSSU056: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions.

  • VCSSU063: Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another; a change in the temperature of an object is related to the gain or loss of heat by the object.

  • VCSSU064: Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance.

Science Inquiry Skills

  • VCSIS065: With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge.

  • VCSIS066: Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions including consideration of the elements of fair tests.

  • VCSIS067: Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies.

  • VCSIS070: Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings.

  • VCSIS071: Reflect on an investigation, including whether a test was fair or not.

  • VCSIS072: Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings to show patterns and relationships using formal and informal scientific language.

Design and Technologies

Technologies Contexts

  • VCDSTC024: Investigate how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour of a designed solution.

  • VCDSTC027: Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes.

Creating Designed Solutions

  • VCDSCD028: Critique needs or opportunities for designing and explore and test a variety of materials, components, tools and equipment and the techniques needed to create designed solutions.

  • VCDSCD029: Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques.

  • VCDSCD030: Select and use materials, components, tools and equipment using safe work practices to produce designed solutions.

  • VCDSCD031: Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment and communities.

  • VCDSCD032: Plan a sequence of production steps when making designed solutions.

Mathematics

Measurement and Geometry

  • VCMMG140: Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, area, mass and capacity.

  • VCMMG165: Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures.


Years 5&6

Science

Science Understanding

  • VCSSU081: Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity; electric circuits enable this energy to be transferred to another place and then to be transformed into another form of energy.

  • VCSSU073: Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives.

Science Inquiry Skills

  • VCSIS082: With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules.

  • VCSIS083: With guidance, plan appropriate investigation types to answer questions or solve problems and use equipment, technologies and materials safely, identifying potential risks.

  • VCSIS086: Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations.

  • VCSIS087: Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem.

  • VCSIS088: Communicate ideas and processes using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and to identify simple cause-and-effect relationships.

Design and Technologies

Technologies Contexts

  • VCDSTC034: Investigate how forces or electrical energy can control movement, sound or light in a designed product or system.

  • VCDSTC037: Investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment and evaluate the impact of their use.

Creating Designed Solutions

  • VCDSCD038: Critique needs or opportunities for designing, and investigate materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to achieve intended designed solutions.

  • VCDSCD039: Generate, develop, communicate and document design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques.

  • VCDSCD040: Apply safe procedures when using a variety of materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions.

  • VCDSCD042: Develop project plans that include consideration of resources when making designed solutions.

Mathematics

Measurement and Geometry

  • VCMMG195: Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass.

  • VCMMG222: Connect decimal representations to the metric system.