Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources


People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things


  • considering how science is used in activities such as cooking, fishing, transport, sport, medicine and caring for plants and animals (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • considering that technologies used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people require an understanding of how materials can be used to make tools and weapons, musical instruments, clothing, cosmetics and artworks (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • exploring how musical instruments can be used to produce different sounds (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • comparing how different light sources are used in daily life (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • identifying ways that science knowledge is used in the care of the local environment such as animal habitats, and suggesting changes to parks and gardens to better meet the needs of native animals (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)

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