Climate Change and Oceans Curriculum Links

Science Understanding

Year 7
Biological Sciences:
Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs (ACSSU112)

Earth and Space Sciences:
Some of the Earth’s resources are renewable but others are non-renewable (ACSU116)

Year 8
Chemical Sciences:
Properties of the different states of matter can be explained in terms of the motion and arrangement of particles (ACSSU151)

Physical Sciences:
Energy appears in different forms, including movement, heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems (ACSSU155)

Year 9
Biological Sciences:
Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176)

Chemical Sciences:
Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer (ACSSU179)

Year 10
Earth and Space Sciences:
Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere (ACSSU189)

Physical Sciences:
Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations (ACSSU190)

Science as a Human Endeavour

Years 7 and 8
Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures (ACSHE223)

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations (ACSHE120)

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (ACSHE121)

Years 9 and 10
People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims, explanations or predictions, and advances in science can affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities (ACSHE160)

Values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research (ACSHE228)

Science Inquiry Skills

Years 7 and 8
Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (ACSIS125)

Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and collect data with accuracy (ACSIS126)

Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models to represent and analyse patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS129)

Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions based on evidence (ACSIS130)

Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identifying improvements (ACSIS131)

Communicate ideas, findings and evidence based solutions to problems using scientific language, and representations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133)

Years 9 and 10
Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS164)

Plan, select and use appropriate investigation methods, including field work and laboratory experimentation, to collect reliable data; assess risk and address ethical issues associated with these methods (ACSIS165);

Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to systematically and accurately collect and record data (ACSIS166);

Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies (ACSIS169);

Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS170);

Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible alternative explanations, and describe specific ways to improve the quality of the data (ACSIS171);

Critically analyse the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems (ACSIS172);

Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations (ACSIS174).