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NSW Syllabuses

Science K–10 - Early Stage 1 Natural Environment


A student:

  • STe-6NE

    identifies that the way objects move depends on a variety of factors

  • STe-7NE

    observes, using their senses, how daily and seasonal changes in the environment affect them and other living things

  • STe-8NE

    identifies the basic needs of living things


  • The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape. (ACSSU005)
  • Students:
  • observe the way a variety of familiar objects move, eg sliding, rolling, spinning and bouncing on the ground
  • identify that the way an object moves depends on its size and shape, eg tennis balls and blocks
  • Daily and seasonal changes in our environment, including the weather, affect everyday life. (ACSSU004)
  • Students:
  • describe how people respond to familiar changes in their environment, eg day and night and seasonal changes
  • identify how plants and animals respond to changes in the environment, eg trees losing their leaves and the thickness of animals' fur CCT
  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water. (ACSSU002)
  • Students:
  • describe what plants and animals, including humans, need to stay alive and healthy, eg food, water and air
  • identify the needs of a variety of living things in a range of situations, eg pets at home, plants in the garden or plants and animals in bushland and/or on farms