Strand: Earth and Space Sciences
Earth and Beyond program content
An overview of senior Earth and Space Sciences. Our earth’s landscape is ever changing. Shifting tectonic plates cause earthquakes and tsunamis. We examine our changing earth and its place in space, the sun, the moon and our solar system. Come and explore the forces that drive the universe and be amazed by the science of rockets.
Year 4 – Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity
Year 5 – The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun)
Year 6 – Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface.
Year 7 – Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon.
Primary Science Understandings
- Yr 4 – Earth’s changes
- Yr 5 – Our solar system
- Yr 6/7 – Earthquakes & eclipses
What the teachers said about the Earth and Beyond program
“Mick was awesome again this year. The kids were all engaged and it reinforced what we have been doing in class. I am a huge fan. Thank you!”