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Leaving Our Legacy – Conservation (Year 7 – 10)

Leaving Our Legacy – Conservation (Year 7 – 10)

Course Codes

SC4-1VA, SC5-1VA, SC4-2VA, SC5-2VA, SC4-7WS, SC4-9WS, SC4-14LW, SC5-15LW, ACSHE119, ACSIS124, ACSIS139, ACSSU150, ACSSU185, ACSHE191

Course Description

This program encourages students to develop an understanding of wildlife conservation and ways in which they can actively contribute to protecting Australia’s native flora and fauna. Through investigative activities and up-close animal encounters, students will engage in finding solutions to global issues such as wildlife conservation and shaping sustainable futures. In this program, students will discuss current threatening processes and investigate sustainable solutions to mitigate these threats. Students will gain an understanding of wildlife preservation and how they can protect animals, plants and their habitats, ensuring that the future generations can enjoy our natural world and the incredible species that live within it.

Course Details

  • SC4-1VA, SC5-1VA appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them
  • SC4-2VA, SC5-2VA shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures
  • SC4-7WS processes and analyses data from a firsthand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions
  • SC4-9WS presents science ideas, findings and information to a given audience using appropriate scientific language, text types and representations
  • SC4-14LW relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction
  • SC5-15LW explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society
  • Scientific knowledge has changed peoples’ understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available (ACSHE119)
  • Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (ACSIS124, ACSIS139)
  • Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs carrying out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce (ACSSU150)
  • The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence (ACSSU185)
  • Scientific understanding, including models and theories, is contestable and is refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community (ACSHE191)

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