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Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions

Elaborations

  • investigating how knowledge about the effects of using the Earth’s resources has changed over time (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • describing how understanding of the causes and effects of major natural events has changed as new evidence has become available (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating the use of electricity, including predicting the effects of changes to electric circuits (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • considering how gathering evidence helps scientists to predict the effect of major geological or climatic events (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • investigating how people from different cultures have used sustainable sources of energy, for example water and solar power (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • exploring institutions and locations where contemporary Australian scientists conduct research on catastrophic natural events (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • learning how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, such as the medicinal and nutritional properties of Australian plants, is being used as part of the evidence base for scientific advances (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • investigating the development of earthquake measurements from the Chinese invention of the seismograph in the second century (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)

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