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Content description ACSHE083

Science / Year 5 / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science
Content description
Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives
Elaborations
  1. investigating how the development of materials such as plastics and synthetic fabrics have led to the production of useful products
  2. describing how technologies developed to aid space exploration have changed the way people live, work and communicate
  3. exploring objects and devices that include parts that involve the reflection, absorption or refraction of light such as mirrors, sunglasses and prisms
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability