Teacher background information


Year 7 Science Content Description

Science Inquiry Skills

Planning and conducting

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

  • collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to conduct research investigations about ecosystems, ensuring mutually beneficial outcomes

This elaboration provides students with an opportunity to develop this core Science Inquiry Skill whilst addressing intercultural science inquiry skills relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures within the context of the following content description(s) from the Science Understanding and/or Science as a Human Endeavour strand(s). 

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

A potential way to approach this content description is: 

In collaboration with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members and through consulting their traditional ecological knowledge, students can conduct fieldwork to jointly develop food chains and food webs that highlight the impact of invasive species. These could be published as posters in the school.