Glossary (Version 8.4)

Terminology that has specific meaning in a scientific context.

An ability to use scientific knowledge, understanding, and inquiry skills to identify questions, acquire new knowledge, explain science phenomena, solve problems and draw evidence-based conclusions in making sense of the world, and to recognise how understandings of the nature, development, use and influence of science help us make responsible decisions and shape our interpretations of information.

A person who works within a recognised field of science.

Information that has been compiled from primary sources by a person or persons not directly involved in the original study or event.

Hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste.

A representation of a process, event or system, which imitates the real situation.

An investigation method involving asking questions of a range of respondents.

Supports the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to support their needs.

A group of interacting objects, materials or processes that form an integrated whole.