Teacher background information


Year 7 Science Content Description

Science Inquiry Skills

Processing and analysing data and information

Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions based on evidence (ACSIS130 - Scootle )

  • acknowledging, analysing and interpreting data and information from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ understandings of Earth’s systems and cycles

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: 

Students could analyse Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural stories, pictorial histories, song, dance, or stone arrangements for astronomical data. This allows students to develop the skill to recognise that data regarding astronomical observations can come from these unique secondary sources and that evidence found therein can be used to draw conclusions.