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This collection: The Changing Earth for a range of year levels studying Earth and Space Sciences, or as introductory material for Earth and Environmental Science.  The collection also incorporates resources linked with the three cross-curricular priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures; Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia; and Sustainability.

Australian Curriculum Connection – Earth and Space Sciences: The Earth’s Surface and Resources

Science Understanding

  • Year 4 – Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity  ACSSU075
  • Year 6 – Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface  ACSSU096
  • Year 8 – Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales ACSSU153
  • Year 9 – The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement ACSSU180
  • Year 10 – Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere ACSSU189
  • Senior Years – Earth and Environmental Science


Cross Curricular Priorities


These collection of resources may be useful for a range of students, including those looking to secure their basic knowledge and understanding before digging deeper.

Each article and activity should take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.

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