Water in the 21st Century Curriculum Links

Science Understanding

Year 9
Biological Sciences:
Compare the role of body systems in regulating and coordinating the body’s response to a stimulus, and describe the operation of a negative feedback mechanism (AC9S9U01)

Earth and Space Sciences:
Represent the carbon cycle and examine how key processes including combustion, photosynthesis and respiration rely on interactions between Earth’s spheres (the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere) (AC9S9U03)

Year 10
Earth and Space Sciences:
Use models of energy flow between the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere to explain patterns of global climate change (AC9S10U04)

Science as a Human Endeavour

Explain how scientific knowledge is validated and refined, including the role of publication and peer review (AC9S9H01, AC9S10H01)

Investigate how advances in technologies enable advances in science, and how science has contributed to developments in technologies and engineering (AC9S9H02, AC9S10H02)

Investigate key factors that contribute to science knowledge and practices being adopted more broadly by society (AC9S9H03, AC9S10H03)

Examine how the values and needs of society influence the focus of scientific research (AC9S9H04, AC9S10H04)

Science Inquiry Skills

Develop investigable questions, reasoned predictions and hypotheses to test relationships and develop explanatory models (AC9S9I01, AC9S10I01)

Plan and conduct valid, reproducible investigations to answer questions and test hypotheses, including identifying and controlling for possible sources of error and, as appropriate, developing and following risk assessments, considering ethical issues, and addressing key considerations regarding heritage sites and artefacts on Country/Place (AC9S9I02, AC9S10I02)

Select and use equipment to generate and record data with precision to obtain useful sample sizes and replicable data, using digital tools as appropriate (AC9S9I03, AC9S10I03)

Analyse and connect a variety of data and information to identify and explain patterns, trends, relationships and anomalies (AC9S9I05, AC9S10I05)

Assess the validity and reproducibility of methods and evaluate the validity of conclusions and claims, including by identifying assumptions, conflicting evidence and areas of uncertainty (AC9S9I06, AC9S10I06)

Construct arguments based on analysis of a variety of evidence to support conclusions or evaluate claims, and consider any ethical issues and cultural protocols associated with accessing, using or citing secondary data or information (AC9S9I07, AC9S10I07)

Write and create texts to communicate ideas, findings and arguments effectively for identified purposes and audiences, including selection of appropriate content, language and text features, using digital tools as appropriate (AC9S9I08, AC9S10I08)