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NSW Syllabuses

Science Life Skills Stage 6 and Related Investigating Science Stage 6 Syllabus Outcomes

Skills

Objective
Students:

  • develop skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

Related Investigating Science outcomes

A student:

Questioning and predicting
SCLS6-1 poses questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation INS11/12-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
Planning investigations
SCLS6-2 plans an investigation individually or collaboratively to obtain primary or secondary data and information INS11/12-2 designs and evaluates investigations in order to obtain primary and secondary data and information
Conducting investigations
SCLS6-3 participates in investigations individually or collaboratively to collect primary or secondary data and information INS11/12-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
Processing data and information
SCLS6-4 collects and represents qualitative or quantitative data and information using media as appropriate INS11/12-4 selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media
Analysing data and information
SCLS6-5 develops conclusions from primary or secondary data and information INS11/12-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
Problem solving
SCLS6-6 uses strategies to solve scientific problems INS11/12-6 solves scientific problems using primary and secondary data, critical thinking skills and scientific processes
Communicating
SCLS6-7 communicates information about an investigation using scientific language and terminology INS11/12-7 communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose

Knowledge and Understanding

Objective
Students:
  • develop knowledge and understanding of cause and effect
LifeSkills outcomes
A student:
Related Investigating Science outcomes
A student:
SCLS6-8 identifies how primary or secondary data is used in scientific investigations INS11-8 identifies that the collection of primary and secondary data initiates scientific investigations
SCLS6-9 uses patterns and trends in data to make observations and draw conclusions INS11-9 examines the use of inferences and generalisations in scientific investigations
Objective
Students:
  • develop knowledge and understanding of models, theories and laws
SCLS6-10 explores models and descriptions of phenomena INS11-10 develops, and engages with, modelling as an aid in predicting and simplifying scientific objects and processes
INS11-11 describes and assesses how scientific explanations, laws and theories have developed
Objective
Students:
  • develop knowledge and understanding of science and technology
SCLS6-11 recognises processes involved in a range of scientific investigations INS12-12 develops and evaluates the process of undertaking scientific investigations
SCLS6-12 investigates technologies used in science INS12-13 describes and explains how science drives the development of technologies
Objective
Students:
  • develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues involving science
SCLS6-13 recognises that scientific investigations can support or refute a hypothesis INS12-14 uses evidence-based analysis in a scientific investigation to support or refute a hypothesis
SCLS6-14 investigates how science impacts on society INS12-15 evaluates the implications of ethical, social, economic and political influences on science
 
SCLS6-15 explores contemporary issues involving science