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Book 30: The Air around Us: Exploring the Substance we Live in

Levels: 1-4
Contextual strands: Material world icon. Material world , Physical world icon. Physical world


Air is the medium in which we live. A good understanding of the nature and properties of this substance will help children when they come to investigate and understand science concepts about air pressure, floating and flying in air, and the movement of air as it relates to wind and weather conditions.

Concept overview

Use the concept overview, which is also on the inside front cover of the book, as a reference for the concepts that relate to The Air around Us: Exploring the Substance we Live in.

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Links with other titles in the series

This topic has links with many other books in the series:

  • Book 29: Solar Energy (L2–4, Physical World, Planet Earth and Beyond)
    the atmosphere as an insulator for the Earth

Assessment resources

Search the science section of the Assessment Resource Banks (ARB) website to find resources that assess the 'big idea' learning outcomes referred to in the concept overview for this title.