Teacher background information


Year 9 Science Content Description

Science Inquiry Skills

Processing and analysing data and information

Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS170 - Scootle )

  • acknowledging and identifying the relationship between First Peoples’ knowledges and contemporary science and the co-contributions in arriving at shared understanding when working “both-ways”

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: 

Students could conduct online research regarding the West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement project and access carbon dioxide emissions data pre and post the reinstatement of traditional fire regimes, provided by data.gov.au.