Australian Curriculum content descriptions

Science Understanding

Chemical sciences

Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077

Science as a Human Endeavour

Nature and development of science Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena (ACSHE081

Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be (ACSIS231

Planning and conducting

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS086

Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS087

Processing and analysing data and information

Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS090

Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS218

Evaluating

Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem (ACSIS091

Communicating

Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093

Australian Curriculum content descriptions

Year 5

Science Understanding

Biological Sciences

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043

Science as a Human Endeavour

Use and influence of science

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083

Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be (ACSIS231

Planning and conducting

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS086

Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS087

Processing and analysing data and information

Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS090

Evaluating

Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem (ACSIS091

Communicating

Commnicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093

Year 6

Science Understanding

Biological sciences

The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094

Science as a Human Endeavour

Use and influence of science

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE100

Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be (ACSIS232

Planning and conducting

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS103

Decide which variable should be changed and measured in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS104

Processing and analysing data and information

Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS107

Evaluating

Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem (ACSIS108

Communicating

Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS110

Australian Curriculum content descriptions

Science Understanding

Earth and space sciences

Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096

Science as a Human Endeavour

Use and influence of science

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE100

Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation (ACSIS232

Planning and conducting

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS103

Communicating

Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS110