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Australian Curriculum Science – Year 7

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We live in an astonishingly complex world surrounded by natural and man-made wonders, from amazing life cycles and evolutionary adaptations of different species, to human inventions which have changed the way we live. With a smorgasbord of examples, Australian Curriculum Science is the must-have one-stop resource for teachers. Through hands-on and interactive activities, each book in the series will captivate students and give them a thirst for scientific knowledge and understanding.

 

Features:
  • revised to contain Australian Curriculum science links
  • all levels use science literacy texts to introduce and explain science concepts
  • relevant diagrams or artwork support the text
  • comprehension questions follow each text and can be used to gauge students’ understanding of the concepts
  • practical hands-on activities, which are predominantly experiments, complete each section
  • teacher background information
  • a consistent format for ease of use
  • lesson preparation ideas
  • suggestions for lesson use
  • answers and explanations
  • suggested useful websites

 

Australian Curriculum links:

Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms (ACSSU111

Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activitities can be represented by food chains and food webs (ACSSU112

Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques (ACSSU113

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon (ACSSU115

Some of the Earth's resources are renewable, including water that cycles through the environment, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116

Change to an object's motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth's gravitational attraction, acting on the object (ACSSU117

Scientific knowledge has changed peoples' understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available (ACSHE119

Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures (ACSHE223

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations (ACSHE120

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (ACSHE121

Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (ACSIS124

Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (ACSIS125

Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and collect data with accuracy (ACSIS126

Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models to represent and analyse patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS129

Summarise data, from students' own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions based on evidence (ACSIS130

Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identifying improvements (ACSIS131

Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims based on evidence (ACSIS132

Communicate ideas, findings and evidence based solutions to problems using scientific language, and representations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133

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