Science / Year 2 / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science
Content description
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things
  1. monitoring information about the environment and Earth’s resources, such as rainfall, water levels and temperature
  2. finding out about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use science to meet their needs, including food supply
  3. exploring how different cultures have made inks, pigments and paints by mixing materials
  4. identifying the ways humans manage and protect resources, such as reducing waste and caring for water supplies
  5. recognising that many living things rely on resources that may be threatened, and that science understanding can contribute to the preservation of such resources
Science / Year 7 / Science Understanding / Chemical sciences
Content description
Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques
  1. recognising the differences between pure substances and mixtures and identifying examples of each
  2. identifying the solvent and solute in solutions
  3. investigating and using a range of physical separation techniques such as filtration, decantation, evaporation, crystallisation, chromatography and distillation
  4. exploring and comparing separation methods used in the home
Science / Year 7 / Science Inquiry Skills / Questioning and predicting
Content description
Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge
  1. working collaboratively to identify a problem to investigate
  2. recognising that the solution of some questions and problems requires consideration of social, cultural, economic or moral aspects rather than or as well as scientific investigation
  3. using information and knowledge from previous investigations to predict the expected results from an investigation
Science / Year 7 / Science Inquiry Skills / Processing and analysing data and information
Content description
Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models to represent and analyse patterns or relationships, including using digital technologies as appropriate
  1. understanding different types of graphical and physical representation and considering their advantages and disadvantages
  2. using spreadsheets to aid the presentation and simple analysis of data
  3. describing the trends shown in collected data
Science / Year 7 / Science Inquiry Skills / Evaluating
Content description
Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims
  1. using the evidence provided by scientific investigations to evaluate the claims or conclusions of their peers