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The entire Year 5 PALMS book can be downloaded by clicking here (please note the loading time may be long).
Activities can be accessed individually below.
An introduction to the Year 5 package and its links to the Australian Curriculum.
A demonstration to introduce the concept of our expanding universe.
A series of activities to allow students to explore static electricity and its role in forming our universe.
Activities to explore gravity and its role in the formation of our universe.
A research task to examine the shape of planetary bodies.
An exploration of the concept 'we are star stuff'.
An activity around the names of the planets and devices to remember them.
A research and presentation activity around the planets in our solar system.
An examination of the decision for Pluto's demotion from planet status.
An activity to go with a great TED talk about living and working in very different time zones!
The story of Nicolaus Copernicus and how STEM was used to find and honour him centuries after his death.
A fantastic demonstration of how planetary paths become more elliptical as you move further away from the Sun.
An activity to examine the distances between things in our universe and the measurements used.
A great way to experience the vast distances between objects in our universe.
An investigation to examine where the energy for life and other processes comes from on our planet.
An investigation into temperature and enzymes (and just how important temperature is to life on Earth)
An activity to discover magnetism and why it is so very important to life on Earth.
The changing beliefs around our solar system.
Students mark a homework activity - do they know how to follow a marking key?
What's your universal address? Would aliens be able to find you?
A PALMS Parent Power activity - an opportunity to learn how to navigate like our ancestors did, using the stars.
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