Monday, July 23, 2012

Science: Spinning in Space - Week 1

This week we commence our next unit of Primary Connections Science, called 'Spinning in Space.'

This particular lesson also offers an indigenous perspective, some information is below.

Indigenous people have been observing the sky for many thousands of years. Some Indigenous people still use the stars as a guide for hunting and food gathering. Astronomical observations of the positions of the stars and constellations and their apparent movement across the sky correlate with particular weather conditions and the availability of certain foods. This Indigenous knowledge is preserved through storytelling, ceremony and visual representations.

Burarra Gathering contains information about navigating using the stars during the dry season. As a class or in small groups we will complete a 'Told us... Made us wonder' sheet.