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ACSHE191 classroom teaching resources

Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

ACSHE191

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

Elaborations

  • considering the role of different sources of evidence including biochemical, anatomical and fossil evidence for evolution by natural selection (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating the development of the Watson and Crick double helix model for the structure of DNA (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating the history and impact of developments in genetic knowledge (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • investigating the development of the periodic table and how this was dependent on experimental evidence at the time (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • considering the role of science in identifying and explaining the causes of climate change (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • recognising that Australian scientists such as Brian Schmidt and Penny Sackett are involved in the exploration and study of the universe (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)

(View this topic on www.australiancurriculum.edu.au )