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Unit 4: Maintaining the internal environment Biology

In order to survive, organisms must be able to maintain system structure and function in the face of changes in their external and internal environments. Changes in temperature and water availability, and the incidence and spread of infectious disease, …

Unit 4 | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 3: Living on Earth - extracting, using and managing Earth resources Earth and Environmental Science

Earth resources are required to sustain life and provide infrastructure for living (for example, food, shelter, medicines, transport, and communication), driving ongoing demand for biotic, mineral and energy resources. In this unit, students explore renewable …

Unit 3 | Earth and Environmental Science | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Representation of Cross-curriculum priorities Earth and Environmental Science

While the significance of the cross-curriculum priorities for Earth and Environmental Science varies, there are opportunities for teachers to select contexts that incorporate the key concepts from each priority. The Earth and Environmental Science curriculum …

Representation of Cross-curriculum priorities | Earth and Environmental Science | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 1: Natural and ecological hazards Geography

Natural and ecological hazards represent potential sources of harm to human life, health, income and property, and may affect elements of the biophysical, managed and constructed elements of environments. This unit focuses on identifying risks and managing …

Unit 1: Natural and ecological hazards | Geography | Humanities and Social Sciences | Senior secondary curriculum

ACSBL022

The biotic components of an ecosystem transfer and transform energy originating primarily from the sun to produce biomass, and interact with abiotic components to facilitate biogeochemical cycling, including carbon and nitrogen cycling; these interactions …

ACSBL022 | Content Descriptions | Unit 1 | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 2: Molecular interactions and reactions Chemistry

In this unit, students develop their understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials including gases, water and aqueous solutions, acids and bases. Students explore the characteristic properties of water that make it essential for physical, …

Unit 2 | Chemistry | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Representation of General capabilities

Literacy is important in students’ development of Science Inquiry Skills and their understanding of content presented through the Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour strands. Students gather, interpret, synthesise and critically analyse …

Representation of General capabilities | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 1: Biodiversity and the interconnectedness of life Biology

The current view of the biosphere as a dynamic system composed of Earth’s diverse, interrelated and interacting ecosystems developed from the work of eighteenth and nineteenth century naturalists, who collected, classified, measured and mapped the distribution …

Unit 1 | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Representation of Cross-curriculum Priorities Biology

While the significance of the cross-curriculum priorities for Biology varies, there are opportunities for teachers to select contexts that incorporate the key concepts from each priority. Through an investigation of contexts that draw on Aboriginal and …

Representation of Cross-curriculum Priorities | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

ACMGM047

interpret piece-wise linear and step graphs used to model practical situations; for example, the tax paid as income increases, the change in the level of water in a tank over time when water is drawn off at different intervals and for different periods …

ACMGM047 | Content Descriptions | Unit 2 | General Mathematics | Mathematics | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 1: Introduction to Earth systems Earth and Environmental Science

The Earth system involves four interacting systems: the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. A change in any one ‘sphere’ can impact others at a range of temporal and spatial scales. In this unit, students build on their existing knowledge …

Unit 1 | Earth and Environmental Science | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

ACSBL118

Pathogens have adaptations that facilitate their entry into cells and tissues and their transmission between hosts; transmission occurs by various mechanisms including through direct contact, contact with body fluids, and via contaminated food, water …

ACSBL118 | Content Descriptions | Unit 4 | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

ACSES024

Water’s unique properties, including its boiling point, density in solid and liquid phase, surface tension and its ability to act a solvent, and its abundance at the surface of Earth make it an important component of Earth system processes (for example, …

ACSES024 | Content Descriptions | Unit 1 | Earth and Environmental Science | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 4: Global transformations Geography

This unit focuses on the process of international integration (globalisation) as a conceptual ‘lens’ through which to investigate issues in human geography. In doing so, it integrates the sub disciplines of economic and cultural geography, and political …

Unit 4: Global transformations | Geography | Humanities and Social Sciences | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 2: Cells and multicellular organisms Biology

The cell is the basic unit of life. Although cell structure and function are very diverse, all cells possess some common features: all prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells need to exchange materials with their immediate external environment in order to maintain …

Unit 2 | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 3: Land cover transformations Geography

This unit focuses on the changing biophysical cover of the earth’s surface, its impact on global climate and biodiversity, and the creation of anthropogenic biomes. In doing so, it examines the processes causing change in the earth’s land cover. These …

Unit 3: Land cover transformations | Geography | Humanities and Social Sciences | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 3: Heredity and continuity of life Biology

Heredity is an important biological principle as it explains why offspring (cells or organisms) resemble their parent cell or organism. Organisms require cellular division and differentiation for growth, development, repair and sexual reproduction. In …

Unit 3 | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 2: Linear Motion and Waves Physics

In this unit, students develop an appreciation of how an understanding of motion and waves can be used to describe, explain and predict a wide range of phenomena. Students describe linear motion in terms of position and time data, and examine the relationships …

Unit 2 | Physics | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 2: Earth processes – energy transfers and transformations Earth and Environmental Science

Earth system processes require energy. In this unit, students explore how the transfer and transformation of energy from the sun and Earth’s interior enable and control processes within and between the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. …

Unit 2 | Earth and Environmental Science | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Rationale/Aims Chemistry

Rationale Chemistry is the study of materials and substances, and the transformations they undergo through interactions and the transfer of energy. Chemists can use an understanding of chemical structures and processes to adapt, control and manipulate …

Rationale/Aims | Chemistry | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

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