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Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.

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    Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability:  Interpret representations.

    At times, Connected themes require the introduction of concepts that students at this curriculum level may not be able to fully understand. What matters at this stage is that students begin to develop understandings that grow over time.

    Series: Connected

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Winning Ways: Presenting Scientific Data

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    by Renata Hopkins

    Grace is on a mission to win the science fair – but to do so she must structure and present her investigation in the most informative and thought-provoking way possible. Grace uses diagrams, photographs, tables, graphs, infographics, and clear science writing to present her data and blow the judges away!

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Statistics, Nature of science

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Driving Us into the Future

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    by Emma Gilkison

    Electric cars are often seen as the vehicles of the future – but are they? Read about the development of electric cars and see how the technology they use contrasts with that used by fuel-powered cars.

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of technology

    In: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Publication date: December 2016

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    Can You Hear That?

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    by Rebecca Hawkes

    Sounds are all around us, even if we can’t hear them. Human ears are designed to pick up sound waves of a range of different frequencies, but ultrasonic and infrasonic sounds have frequencies that only certain animals can hear.

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Physical world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Publication date: December 2016

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    What Now for the Rena?

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    by Maria Gill

    In 2011, the MV Rena struck Astolabe Reef and caused an environmental disaster. Since then, the clean-up operation has seen lots of debris removed from the wreck – but large parts of the Rena still remained on the ocean floor. What factors were considered when making the decision on the future of the Rena wreck?

    Series: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Strand: Nature of science, Living world

    Capability: Interpret representations

    In: Connected 2016 Level 4 – Getting the Message

    Publication date: December 2016

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