Science is a six-level series for primary students. It shows students how fundamental scientific concepts relate to all parts of their lives. It connects science content and experiences to other areas of the elementary curriculum. Science introduces students to scientific methods of inquiry, which are essential for investigating the natural world. It poses relevant questions, which help students develop their powers of reasoning. It also teaches students to use appropriate scientific processes and principles in making personal decisions.
- Lists the scientific concepts, procedures and attitudes developed in each unit
- Encourages students to argue and explain facts and phenomena
- Draws on students’ current and potential interests to stimulate and motivate their interest for learning
- Links new information to students’ prior knowledge to facilitate the integration of knowledge
- Develops understanding in other curricular areas, such as art and social studies
- Rocks and minerals
- The human body: Components and functions
- Matter and energy
- Energy and the Earth
- Living beings: Description, type and functions
- Our changing planet: Geo-dynamics and paleontology
- The basis of biology: Cytology, genetics and evolution
- How nature works: Ecology.