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ACSHE230 classroom teaching resources

Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

ACSHE230

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

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  • investigating technologies associated with the reduction of carbon pollution, such as carbon capture (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • considering innovative energy transfer devices, including those used in transport and communication (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • investigating the use and control of CFCs based on scientific studies of atmospheric ozone (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • recognising that financial backing from governments or commercial organisations is required for scientific developments and that this can determine what research is carried out (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • considering the use of genetic testing for decisions such as genetic counselling, embryo selection, identification of carriers of genetic mutations and the use of this information for personal use or by organisation such as insurance companies or medical facilities (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)

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