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Year 2 Science sample assessment - Which water?

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This sample assessment is based on previous versions of the Australian Curriculum.

Which water?


The Earth's resources, including water, are used in a variety of ways. Society is becoming aware of how water quality can impact upon its uses. This assessment provides opportunities for children to investigate how different water sources affect plant growth. The assessment also provides opportunities for children to demonstrate science inquiry skills. They will:

  • identify and describe ways in which water is used
  • record information about different sources of water
  • predict which source of water will be best for growing beans
  • participate in a guided investigation
  • record observations using informal measurements
  • compare observations with their predictions and with observations made by others.

Written: Experimental investigation


  • Teacher guidelines
  • Student booklet
  • Task-specific standards: Continua
  • Task-specific standards: Matrix
  • Assessment resource: Investigation method
  • Assessment resource: Class recording table
  • Assessment resource: PowerPoint presentation

Download the full assessment (contains the documents as Word files):

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