Physical world – design and production investigation

This Early Stage 1 investigation complements and blends with any existing unit of work in the Physical World strand where teachers would like to embed a stronger design and production skill focus in their teaching of science and technology.

Inquiry question – 'What causes objects to move in different ways?'

Students are introduced to the concept that the force of air (or wind) can push and pull objects causing them to move. They investigate their surroundings, and familiar objects, and observe how sources of air cause objects to move in different ways.

Task duration

Approximately 3 hours of learning.

This investigation includes a comprehensive resource list, online video links, formative assessment opportunities and links to the Quality Teaching Model assessment elements.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Science and Technology K–6 Syllabus© NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2021.

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