Catholic Education South Australia

Inquiry Questions

Why do balls bounce?
Does the size of an object influence its movement?
Does the shape of an object influence its movement?


Primary Connections

Primary Connections have created an On the move unit which is linked to the Australian Curriculum and can be undertaken from home. In this unit, students develop an understanding of how things move. They explore the push and pull forces they can use to move objects in ways such as sliding, bouncing and spinning. Through investigations, students observe and gather evidence about rolling objects and explore the idea of fair testing 

Link: Primary Connections

Science Sparks

This resource provides an investigation that students can undertake at home with the various balls that they own. The investigation can be modified to provide inquiry questions. 

Link: Science Sparks