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Content description ACSHE120

Science / Year 7 / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science
Content description
Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations
Elaborations
  1. relating regulations about wearing seatbelts or safety helmets to knowledge of forces and motion
  2. considering issues relating to the use and management of water within a community
  3. considering decisions made in relation to the recycling of greywater and blackwater
  4. considering how human activity in the community can have positive and negative effects on the sustainability of ecosystems
  5. investigating ways to control the spread of the cane toad
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
  • Ethical Understanding