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Content description ACSHE035

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
Elaborations
  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
Cross-curriculum priorities
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/1
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/3
    Sustainability
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Intercultural understanding