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Looking for Science plans that engage students, inspire curiosity and take planning off your to-do list? This Year Two Physical Science pack includes everything you need, from lesson plans and PowerPoint slides, through to experiments and assessment.


Through this unit, students explore different actions to make sounds and how to make a variety of sounds, and recognise that sound energy causes objects to vibrate.


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What's included?

Physical  Science PowerPoint:

  • 180 + slides.
  • Vocabulary loading slides.
  • Lesson aligned slides with warm-ups, content and conclusions.
  • Hyperlinked contents.
  • Bonus templates.


12 x Detailed Lesson Plans

  • 49 pages of activities and lessons.
  • Learning intentions.
  • Detailed steps. 
  • Resource lists.
  • Activities with flexible options.
  • Assessment rubric.
  • Cover pages.


Lesson Outline

Lesson 1: Detective Sound - Identifying and categorising sounds in the environment.

Lesson 2:  The Science of Sound - Exploring science vocabulary/vibrations.

Lesson 3:  Rice at the Disco - Rice experiment exploring vibrations and volume.

Lesson 4:  Balloon Vibrations - Balloon experiment exploring vibrations.

Lesson 5: Sound Safari - Exploring objects and sound production by striking, shaking, strumming and blowing.

Lesson 6:  Feeling Pitchy - Exploring pitch through water/jar experiment.

Lesson 7: School of Rock - Creating a Kazoo instrument.

Lesson 8:  A World of Sound - Exploring instruments throughout the world and creating a pan pipe.

Lesson 9:  Muffle the Bell - Exploring how to muffle sound.

Lesson 10: Batty About Sound - Echoes and echolocation experiment.

Lesson 11: Diving into Sound - Exploring how dolphins use echolocation.

Lesson 12: Sound Scientist - Assessment - Creating an instrument. 


Bonus: This unit has recently been revised and updated to align with the Australian V9 curriculum. The old unit has also been included as a separate file via Dropbox and Google Drive. Please note that some lessons have been integrated and refreshed from other year levels, to align with curriculum updates. See information below.


Physical Science (Original Unit - Not updated).

Physical Science PowerPoint:

  • 80 + slides.

  • Vocabulary warm-up slides

  • Activity slides linked to each lesson plan.

10 x Detailed Lesson Plans:

  • Includes learning intentions.

  • Detailed steps.

  • Resource lists.

25+ Pages of Activity sheets:

Topics include:

  • Tuning into forces.

  • Playing with Push and Pull.

  • Fantastic Friction.

  • Friction Raceway.

  • Down to Earth.

  • Fairground Forces

  • Sink or Float?

  • Sink, Float Challenge!

  • Pulling Forces Together.

  • Show What You Know (Optional Assessment).

Year Two Physical Science | Australian Curriculum V9 & V8

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