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Science Understanding

Year 6
Physical Sciences:
Investigate the transfer and transformation of energy in electrical circuits, including the role of circuit components, insulators and conductors (AC9S6U03)

Year 7
Physical Sciences:
Investigate and represent balanced and unbalanced forces, including gravitational force, acting on objects, and relate changes in an object’s motion to its mass and the magnitude and direction of forces acting on it (AC9S7U04)

Year 8
Physical Sciences:
Classify different types of energy as kinetic or potential and investigate energy transfer and transformations in simple systems (AC9S8U05)

Year 9
Physical Sciences:
Apply the law of conservation of energy to analyse system efficiency in terms of energy inputs, outputs, transfers and transformations (AC9S9U05)

Year 10
Physical Sciences:

Investigate Newton’s laws of motion and quantitatively analyse the relationship between force, mass and acceleration of objects (AC9S10U05)

Science as a Human Endeavour

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

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

Analyse the key factors that contribute to science knowledge and practices being adopted more broadly by society (AC9S10H03)

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

Science Inquiry Skills

Develop investigable questions, reasoned predictions and hypotheses to test relationships and develop explanatory models (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 (AC9S10I02)

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

Analyse and connect a variety of data and information to identify and explain patterns, trends, relationships and anomalies (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 (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 (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 (AC9S10I08)