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NSW Syllabuses

Science K–10 - Stage 1 Physical World


A student:

  • ST1-6PW

    describes some sources of light and sound that they sense in their daily lives

  • ST1-7PW

    describes effects of pushes and pulls on objects they encounter


  • Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed. (ACSSU020)
  • Students:
  • share their observations and ideas about different sources of light and sound encountered in their daily lives and their senses that detect them PSC
  • produce different sounds from familiar objects using actions, eg striking, blowing, scraping or shaking
  • use their sense of touch to feel vibrations from familiar objects and infer that sound is made when an object vibrates, eg vocal cords, a stringed instrument or a rubber band
  • explore how the loudness and range of types of sounds are related to the action used to produce them
  • compare the range of types of sounds produced by musical instruments used by people from different cultures, eg didgeridoo or sitar IUAHCA
  • A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape. (ACSSU033)
  • Students:
  • describe the effects of pushes and pulls on familiar objects, including moving, stopping and changing direction, changing shape or breaking
  • explore how different strengths of pushes and pulls affect the movement of objects on land and through water and air N
  • demonstrate some ways that people use pushes and pulls in their everyday life, eg sweeping with brooms or riding skateboards CCT