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Full STEAM Ahead

Victorian Curriculum Links

Years 1&2

Science

Science Understanding

  • VCSSU045Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes.
  • VCSSU048The 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

  • VCSIS050Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events.
  • VCSIS051Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions.
  • VCSIS052Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations.
  • VCSIS055Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways.
  • VCSIS054Compare observations and predictions with those of others.

Design and Technologies

Technologies Contexts

  • VCDSTC017Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to create designed solutions.

Creating Designed Solutions

  • VCDSCD018Explore needs or opportunities for designing, and the technologies needed to realise designed solutions.
  • VCDSCD019Visualise, generate, and communicate design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling.
  • VCDSCD020Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions safely.
  • VCDSCD021Use personal preferences to evaluate the success of design ideas, processes and solutions including their care for environment.
  • VCDSCD022Sequence steps for making designed solutions.

Mathematics

Measurement and Geometry

  • VCMMG078Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language.
  • VCMMG095Measure and compare the lengths, masses and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units.
  • VCMMG115Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units.

Years 3&4

 Science

Science Understanding

  • VCSSU056Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions.
  • VCSSU063Heat 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.
  • VCSSU064Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance.

Science Inquiry Skills

  • VCSIS065With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge.
  •  VCSIS066Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions including consideration of the elements of fair tests.
  • VCSIS067Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies.
  • VCSIS070Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings.
  • VCSIS071Reflect on an investigation, including whether a test was fair or not.
  • VCSIS072Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings to show patterns and relationships using formal and informal scientific language.

Design and Technologies

Technologies Contexts

  • VCDSTC024Investigate how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour of a designed solution.
  • VCDSTC027Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes.

Creating Designed Solutions

  • VCDSCD028Critique 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.
  • VCDSCD029Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques.
  • VCDSCD030Select and use materials, components, tools and equipment using safe work practices to produce designed solutions.
  • VCDSCD031Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment and communities.
  • VCDSCD032Plan a sequence of production steps when making designed solutions.

Mathematics

Measurement and Geometry

  • VCMMG140Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, area, mass and capacity.
  • VCMMG165Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures.

Years 5&6

Science

Science Understanding

  • VCSSU081Energy 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.
  • VCSSU073Scientific 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

  • VCSIS082With 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.
  • VCSIS083With guidance, plan appropriate investigation types to answer questions or solve problems and use equipment, technologies and materials safely, identifying potential risks.
  • VCSIS086Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations.
  • VCSIS087Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem.
  • VCSIS088Communicate 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

  • VCDSTC034Investigate how forces or electrical energy can control movement, sound or light in a designed product or system.
  • VCDSTC037Investigate characteristics and properties of a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment and evaluate the impact of their use.

Creating Designed Solutions

  • VCDSCD038Critique needs or opportunities for designing, and investigate materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to achieve intended designed solutions.
  • VCDSCD039Generate, develop, communicate and document design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques.
  • VCDSCD040Apply safe procedures when using a variety of materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions.
  • VCDSCD042Develop project plans that include consideration of resources when making designed solutions.

Mathematics

Measurement and Geometry

  • VCMMG195Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass.
  • VCMMG222Connect decimal representations to the metric system.