Teacher background information
Year 9 Science Content Description
Science Inquiry Skills
Questioning and predictingFormulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS164 - Scootle )
collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to formulate questions and hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically regarding disrupted ecosystems
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).
Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176)
A potential way to approach this content description is:
With guidance, classes form a scientific collaboration with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community to formulate a research question regarding an observed disruption of an ecosystem that impacts upon the community. Schools that lack the opportunity to collaborate in person with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities could potentially form collaborations with active Indigenous land management organisations online. Such schools could provide their partnered community with research support.