This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Preparator’ asks students to answer questions about Amy Davidson, an American preparator. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.
This editing and revising learning activity, ‘A Scientific Experiment ‘ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.
This text type and structure exemplar ‘Chicken Feathers’ helps students to identify the structure and genre of a narrative text. It is aimed at encouraging students to identify details from the beginning, middle and end of the sample text, identifying whether this story is an example of the narrative or everyday genre.
This history article, ‘Christiaan Barnard’ features the South African surgeon who was the first person in the world to perform a human heart transplant. It provides factual information about Christiaan Barnard and heart transplants, along with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text. It is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical …More
This article, ‘All About Birds: How Do Birds Fly?’, explains how birds fly. It provides factual information and includes colourful and engaging illustrations.
This Writing Traits activity ‘Clustering’ encourages students to gather ideas and thoughts about a topic.
This writing prompt, ‘In the Name of Science’ helps students to write about whether they are for or against animal testing. It encourages students to think about animal rights and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.
This history article, ‘John Tyndall’ features the Irish physicist who explained why the sky is blue, the greenhouse effect, invented the fire-fighter’s respirator and proved light could be bent, which paved the way for fibre optics. It provides factual information about the life of John Tyndall and his achievements, along with a glossary of unfamiliar …More
This environmental science worksheet, ‘Make a Windmill’ supports students to follow the instructions to make their own windmill. It supports an understanding of science in daily life.
This content area reading activity, ‘Making Dull Pennies Shine’ is a science based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to follow the procedural steps of an experiment.
This content area reading activity, ‘No Bones about It’ is a science based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to learn about and practise predicting when reading.
This Writing Traits activity ‘Organisational Outlines’ encourages students to use outlines to organise ideas for the body of their composition.
This graphic organiser, ‘Past, Present, & Future’ helps students to arrange events related to time including what might occur in the future.
This graphic organiser, ‘Picture Perfect Sounds’ provides students with a visual tool to identify items that produce sounds through vibrations.
This content area reading activity, ‘The Eyes Have It’ is a science based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to recognise the use of lists as a reading device.
This maths activity uses real-world data to engage students in discussions and observations about the importance of pollination in food production in Australia. The activity begins with some question prompts for teachers to engage students’ existing knowledge about pollination and how bees contribute to pollination. Students are then provided with a table listing crops and …More