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Science > Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > ACSHE100

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


  • considering how personal and community choices influence our use of sustainable sources of energy (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • investigating how understanding of catastrophic natural events helps in planning for their early detection and minimising their impact (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • recognising that science can inform choices about where people live and how they manage natural disasters (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • considering how guidelines help to ensure the safe use of electrical devices (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • discussing the use of electricity and the conservation of sources of energy (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • researching the scientific work involved in global disaster alerts and communication, such as cyclone, earthquake and tsunami alerts (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating how electrical energy is generated in Australia and around the world (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • researching the use of methane generators in Indonesia (Skills: Literacy)
  • considering how electricity and electrical appliances have changed the way some people live (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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