Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they so wish, in science-related careers.
The Science curriculum consists of three interrelated strands:
The three strands of the science curriculum provide students with understanding, knowledge and skills through which they can develop a scientific view of the world. Students are challenged to explore science, its concepts, nature and uses through clearly described inquiry processes.
Science Understanding - This strand is comprised of 4 substrands.
Science as a Human Endeavour - This strand is comprised of 2 substrands
Science Inquiry Skills - This strand is concerned evaluating claims, investigating ideas, solving problems, drawing valid conclusions and developing evidenced-based arguments. It comprises of 5 inquiry skills
Further information about the Australian Mathematics Curriculum can be found here.