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NSW Syllabuses

Science K–10 (inc. Science and Technology K–6) - Stage 2 Physical World


A student:

  • ST2-6PW

    identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another

  • ST2-7PW

    describes everyday interactions between objects that result from contact and non-contact forces


  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another. (ACSSU049)
  • Students:
  • identify in their environment some different ways in which heat is produced, eg by electricity, burning (chemical) and friction (motion)
  • observe the effects of heat moving from one object to another, eg the feeling when hands are placed in warm or cold water
  • describe how people use scientific knowledge in their work and everyday life to control the movement of heat from one object to another, eg a pot holder, insulated bags or thermos CCT
  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance. (ACSSU076)
  • Students:
  • investigate the effect of forces on the behaviour of objects, eg dropping, bouncing or rolling objects CCT
  • observe the way the force of gravity pulls objects towards the Earth, eg dropping objects from different heights
  • observe everyday situations where the direct contact force (friction) affects the movement of objects on different surfaces, eg a bike or skateboard
  • carry out tests to investigate the forces of attraction and repulsion between magnets