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NSW Syllabuses

Outcomes

Table of Objectives and Outcomes – Continuum of Learning

For students undertaking Science Life Skills:

  • students are not required to complete all Life Skills outcomes
  • specific Life Skills outcomes should be selected on the basis that they meet the learning needs, strengths, goals and interests of each student
  • outcomes may be demonstrated independently or with support.

View the outcomes in an interactive table linked to content.

Skills

Objective
Students:

  • develop skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically

Life Skills outcomes

A student:
Questioning and predicting
SCLS6-1 poses questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
Planning investigations
SCLS6-2 plans an investigation individually or collaboratively to obtain primary or secondary data and information
Conducting investigations
SCLS6-3 participates in investigations individually or collaboratively to collect primary or secondary data and information
Processing data and information
SCLS6-4 collects and represents qualitative or quantitative data and information using media as appropriate
Analysing data and information
SCLS6-5 develops conclusions from primary or secondary data and information
Problem solving
SCLS6-6 uses strategies to solve scientific problems
Communicating
SCLS6-7 communicates information about an investigation using scientific language and terminology

 

Knowledge and Understanding

Objective
Students:
  • develop knowledge and understanding of cause and effect
Life Skills outcomes
A student:
SCLS6-8 identifies how primary or secondary data is used in scientific investigations
SCLS6-9 uses patterns and trends in data to make observations and draw conclusions
Objective
Students:
  • develop knowledge and understanding of models, theories and laws
Life Skills outcomes
A student:
SCLS6-10 explores models and descriptions of phenomena
Objective
Students:
  • develop knowledge and understanding of science and technology
Life Skills outcomes
A student:
SCLS6-11 recognises processes involved in a range of scientific investigations
SCLS6-12 investigates technologies used in science
Objective
Students:
  • develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues involving science
Life Skills outcomes
A student:
SCLS6-13 recognises that scientific investigations can support or refute a hypothesis
SCLS6-14 investigates how science impacts on society
SCLS6-15 explores contemporary issues involving science

View a table showing the Science Life Skills Stage 6 and Related Investigating Science Stage 6 Syllabus Outcomes.