Water in the 21st Century Curriculum Links

Science Understanding

Year 9
Biological Sciences:
Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment (ACSSU175)

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

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

Science as a Human Endeavour

Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community (ACSHE191)

Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE192)

People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions and advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities (ACSHE194)

The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research (ACSHE230).

Science Inquiry Skills

Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS198)

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 (ACSIS199)

Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to systematically and accurately collect and record data (ACSIS200)

Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies (ACSIS203)

Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS204)

Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible alternative explanations, and describe specific ways to improve the quality of the data (ACSIS205)

Critically analyse the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems (ACSIS206)

Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations (ACSIS208).