Division of Science Victoria
Publications for primary and lower secondary
The following resources have been published by the Curriculum Corporation and are available for purchase
from STAV Publishing. STAV members/subscribers receive discounted prices.
Science: Hands-on projects
Uses model-making and art activities to foster an understanding of underlying scientific theories and
concepts among middle and upper primary students. Visual and kinesthetic learners, particularly, benefit from
the design–make–appraise learning approach. The activities will complement studies in matter, energy and force, living things,
and Earth and space.
Activate your students: an inquiry-based learning approach to sustainability
An inquiry-based learning approach to sustainability is a series designed to assist primary students in formulating, researching and responding to important questions about their world.
There are three books in the series - Lower Primary, Middle Primary and Upper Primary.
Endangered, Extinct and on the Brink: Young scientists at work
Suitable for primary and lower secondary.
Evolution and extinction are a natural fact of life. The extraordinary diversity of life on our planet could not exist without them, and individual species are constantly evolving or becoming extinct. But are we on the brink of something more serious? Many scientists believe we are at the beginning of a new mass extinction and this time the cause isn’t natural – it’s us. Endangered, Extinct and on the Brink introduces middle and upper primary students to the great problems facing our environment today by examining extinction events through time.
Finding Dinosaurs: Young scientists at work
Finding Dinosaurs introduces middle and upper primary students to the latest understanding of dinosaurs and other Mesozoic life.The book is divided into 18 topics, each posed as a question for students to explore. Finding Dinosaurs encourages students to ‘become scientists’ – ask questions, propose and test theories, design experiments and discover for themselves the latest ideas about dinosaurs.