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Learning and Teaching Resource CD for Primary General Studies (Science and Technology)

“Learning and Teaching Resource CD for Primary General Studies” is developed by the Education Bureau. It aims to support schools in the implementation of Science and Technology education in the General Studies curriculum. Through various learning activities, students are able to explore and learn in an authentic environment, so that they can construct knowledge and skills of science and technology, and at the same time, arouse their curiosity towards the natural and technological world. This resource package is designed according to the “General Studies for Primary Schools Curriculum Guide 2011”, focusing on themes of Light Sound Electricity”, “The Living World”, “Force and Simple Machine” etc., and emphasizing the scientific inquiry learning. During the inquiry process, students are provided with opportunities to develop “science process skills”. The resource package also includes learning activities related to “Science, Technology and Mathematics education” (STEM education), aiming at strengthening students’ integrative learning and application skills, and applying their knowledge of STEM education in learning.


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1. Light, Sound, Electricity

Name of learning activity (Click the links below to download )

1.Reflection of light (KS2)
2.Comparison of concave mirrors, plane mirrors and convex mirrors (KS2)
3.Making environmental friendly buildings (KS2)
4.Secret of shadow (KS1)

Sound 1.Soundproofing materials (KS2)
2.Making noise barriers (KS2)
3.Making sound models (KS1)
Electricity 1.Electrical circuit investigation (KS2)
2.Making electric motors (KS2)
3.SCRATCH electrical circuit game (Extended learning materials) (KS2)
4.About electricity (KS1)


2. The Living World

Name of learning activity (Click the links below to download )
Living and non-living things 1.Characteristics of living things (KS1)
2.Characteristics of living things (KS2)
3.Identification of living and non-living things (KS1)
Animals 1.Characteristics of animals (KS1)
2.Classification of animals (KS2)
3.Adaptation of animals to the environment (KS2)
Plants 1.Parts of a plant (KS1)
2.Functions of different parts of a plant (KS2)
3.Classification (KS2)


3. Forces and Simple Machines

Name of learning activity (Click the links below to download )
Forces 1.Pulling force(KS1)
2.Pushing force(KS1)
3.Frictional force(KS2)
4.Magnetic force(KS2)
5.Action and reaction forces(KS2)
6.Teacher notes(Newton's Laws)
Simple Machines 1.Rollers(KS2)
2.Inclined planes(KS2)


4. Solar System Exploration Materials Science

Name of learning activity (Click the links below to download )
Solar System Exploration 1.The Solar System(KS2)
2.Rotation of the Earth(KS2)
3.Seasons on the Earth(KS2)
4.The Moon phases(KS2)
Materials Science 1.Properties and uses of materials(KS1)
2.Making roofs(KS1)
3.Properties, classification and uses of materials(KS2)
4.Making Skyscrapers(KS2)

5. Our Wonderful Body

Name of learning activity (Click the links below to download )
Structure of our body 1. Sensory organs (KS1)
2. Main parts of the digestive system and their functions (KS1)
3. Skeleton and muscles in our body (KS1)
4. Our respiratory system (KS1)
5. Importance of the circulatory system (KS2)
6. Functions of the nervous system (KS2)
Healthy life 1. Healthy diet (KS1)
2. Common diseases (KS1 and KS2)
Teacher reference 1. An exemplar of integrated learning across topics


6. Green Living

Name of learning activity (Click the links below to download )
Greenhouse effect 1. Greenhouse effect (KS2)
Reducing food waste 1. Making of foldable meal boxes (KS1)
2. Food miles and carbon emissions (KS2)
Public transport 1. Transport and carbon emissions (1) (KS1)
2. Transport and carbon emissions (2) (KS2)
Energy saving 1. Carbon emissions of household appliances (KS1 and KS2)
2. Making of windmill generators (KS2)
3. Making of solar powered boats (KS2)
Water saving 1. Who wastes the most water? (KS1)
2. Making of aquarium cleaners (KS2)
Treasuring resources 1. Use less, waste less (KS1)
2. Making of energy converters (KS2)
3. Recycle and reuse of drink cartons (KS2)
4. Applying science to alleviate environmental problems (KS2)


7. Water and Air

Name of learning activity (Click the links below to download )
Water 1. Properties of water (KS1 and KS2)
2. Model making of diving squids (KS1 and KS2)
3. Model making of submarines (KS2)
4. Model making of self-watering planters (KS2)
5. Model making of water filters (KS2)
Air 1. Properties of air (KS1 and KS2)
2. Model making of air-powered rockets (KS1 and KS2)
3. Understanding air pollution (KS2)
Last revision date: 12 September 2017
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