Science / Year 10 / Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences
Content description
Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere
  1. investigating how human activity affects global systems
  2. modelling a cycle, such as the water, carbon, nitrogen or phosphorus cycle within the biosphere
  3. explaining the causes and effects of the greenhouse effect
  4. investigating the effect of climate change on sea levels and biodiversity
  5. considering the long-term effects of loss of biodiversity
  6. investigating currently occurring changes to permafrost and sea ice and the impacts of these changes
  7. examining the factors that drive the deep ocean currents, their role in regulating global climate, and their effects on marine life
Science / Year 10 / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science
Content description
People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions
  1. describing how science is used in the media to explain a natural event or justify people’s actions
  2. using knowledge of science to test claims made in advertising
  3. considering the scientific knowledge used in discussions relating to climate change
  4. evaluating claims relating to environmental footprints