Future Inquiries

Six inquiries are currently in development for release in 2017. These inquiries provide more opportunities for teachers to expose and engage their students with science, through an Indigenous contexts across years 5 to 9.

INQUIRY CURRICULUM CONTENT DESCRIPTIONS INDIGENOUS CONTEXT
Year 5 Physical Sciences
Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU080 )
Traditional shelters and shadows
Year 6 Biological Sciences
The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094 )
Indigenous understanding of plant availability and distribution
Year 7 Physical Sciences
Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravitational attraction, acting on the object (ACSSU117 )
Traditional use of spear throwers
Year 7 Chemical Sciences
Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques (ACSSU113 )
Use of ochres
Year 8 Earth and Space Sciences
Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales (ACSSU153 )
Use of rocks as tools
Year 9 - Physical Sciences Physical Sciences
Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models (ACSSU182 )
Indigenous musical instruments

As each inquiry is developed more information will be released.

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