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Science > Year 5 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > ACSHE083

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions


  • considering how best to ensure growth of plants (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • considering how decisions are made to grow particular plants and crops depending on environmental conditions (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • comparing the benefits of using solid, liquid or gaseous fuels to heat a home (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • describing the safety aspects of using gases (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating how the development of materials such as plastics and synthetic fabrics have led to the production of useful products

    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • describing how technologies developed to aid space exploration have changed the way people live, work and communicate

    (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring objects and devices that include parts that involve the reflection, absorption or refraction of light such as mirrors, sunglasses and prisms

    (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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