Teacher background information


Year 9 Science Content Description

Science Inquiry Skills

Planning and conducting

Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and laboratory experimentation, to collect reliable data; assess risk and address ethical issues associated with these methods (ACSIS165 - Scootle )

  • acknowledging cultural heritage protection Acts as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in planning field investigations

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) 

Values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research (ACSHE228)  

A potential way to approach this content description is: 

Students could plan a field investigation researching the impact of an invasive species on a local ecosystem and consider ethical issues regarding access to, and potential discovery of, cultural heritage sites, including obligations under legislated Acts.