Teacher background information


Year 7 Science Content Description

Science Inquiry Skills

Processing and analysing data and information

Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models to represent and analyse patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS129 - Scootle )

  • collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the production of calendars that demonstrate seasonal patterns and relationships using digital technologies

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). 

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon (ACSSU115) 

A potential way to approach this content description is: 

In collaboration with members of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community and consulting traditional ecological knowledge, students can develop  seasonal calendars relating to the local environment with the aim of publication as a school/community joint project.