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Survival Of The Fittest – Adaptations and Darwinism (Year 7 -10)

Survival Of The Fittest – Adaptations and Darwinism (Year 7 -10)

Course Codes

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

Course Description

2009 marked the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and his theories still have great relevance today. In this program, students will learn the importance of scientific theories and investigate how the theory of evolution and natural selection has shaped today’s knowledge on animal adaptation, predation, and survival. By investigating some of the incredible adaptation’s animals possess, students will learn how individual species have adapted to help them obtain food and avoid being a food source themselves. Take a journey back in time and explore some of the early evolutionary theories as you observe and interact with some of our most impressive and intimidating animals.

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
  • SC4-9WS 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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