Every Student

4WS1A

Working Scientifically - Syllabus Outcome
Syllabus Outcomes
Syllabus Outcome: STe-4WS Explores their immediate surroundings by questioning, observing using their senses and communicating to share their observations and ideas.

Students question and predict by:

Syllabus Indicator 1: Responding to questions about familiar objects and events they are curious about in the natural and made environments. (ACSIS014)

Framework Indicators

4WS1A: Using their senses to explore familiar objects and events in natural and made environments

Teacher Language

Give an instruction

SN, smell the (item).

SN, does that taste good?

SN, can you smell the (item)?

SN, it is (texture).

 

SN, this feels (texture).

SN, how does this feel?

SN, feel the (item).

 

SN, look at the (item).

SN, can you see the (item)?

 

SN, it is noisy.

SN, listen to the (item).

SN, can you hear the (item)?

Students will be able to achieve this indicator with varying levels of support. Fade this support as the student works toward developing independence. 

Teaching Activities 

4WS1A: Using their senses to explore familiar objects and events in natural and made environments

Students will be able to meet this indicator through incidental experiences and across environments throughout the school day. Teachers can support student exploration through making observational statements about their surroundings and what they are experiencing. Some examples could include: 

Cooking:

‘SN, smell the toast’

‘SN, does that taste good?’

‘SN, can you smell the toast?’

‘SN, it is crunchy.’

 

Exploring sensory items:

‘SN, this feels soft.’

‘SN, how does this feel?’

‘SN, feel the blanket.’

 

Being in the playground or being outside:

‘SN, look at the bird.’

‘SN, can you see the bird?’

 

Being in a shopping centre:

‘SN, it is noisy.’

‘SN, can you hear the people?’

 

Experiencing a thunderstorm:

‘SN, listen to the thunder.’

‘SN, can you hear the thunder?’

 


Websites that contain resources, games or activities that could be used to support this goal include: