Every Student

4WS7A

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 process and analyse data and information by:

Syllabus Indicator 7: Engaging in discussions about observations and using drawings to represent ideas. (ACSIS233)

Framework Indicators

4WS7A: Recreating observations to represent ideas 

Teacher Language

Give an instruction

No specific teacher language

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 

4WS7A: Recreating observations to represent ideas

The following activities are designed to provide students with opportunities to represent their ideas about observations. These activities are not limited to paper but could also be done using technology such as notebook files on an interactive whiteboard.

  • Recreating a picture. This activity could be done using a variety of pictures covering range of science based themes including made and natural environments, the human body, the seasons, products, places and spaces. Provide students with a picture. Also provide them with a picture cut into pieces. The students would match the pieces to the correct part of the whole picture.
  • Recreating a sequence. This activity could be done using a variety of sequencing activities covering a range of science based themes including life cycles, the seasons and cooking. Provide students with a model of the correct way the sequence occurs. Also provide students with the pieces of the sequence that need to be ordered correctly.
  • Tracing/drawing a picture. This activity could be done using a variety of drawing templates covering a range of science based themes including robots, transport and living things. The drawing templates for these activities would change dependent on student ability. It may mean that students are involved in simply making marks on a page to represent their ideas, tracing over whole outlines (a robot) and completing outlines with parts missing (a robot with 1 arm missing). 

 


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

Little guy photo booth
Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm
GazziliScience
Art marker playschool
This is my body- Anatomy for kids