Simone Burzacott-Gorman, Wilderness School, South Australia
|Nature of the inquiry problem
Students will use the CSIRO RV Investigator website and the Educator on Board Blog as a spring board for finding a contemporary biological link to society:
Students will need to select and explore a recent discovery, innovation, issue or advancement on RV Investigator. They will analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources to explain the science relevant to the focus of their investigation, show its connections to science as a human endeavour and develop and justify their own conclusions. They will present their research findings amd conclusions for example, as a scientific journal which must include the use of scientific terminology.
Student research findings and outcome should have a focus on at least two of the key concepts of Science as a Human Endeavour from the SACE Biology Curriculum outline.
|Suitable year levels and subject areas
Senior Biology (Year 10, 11, and 12)
South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) - Stage 1
Student research will enable them to make connections between science and society by exploring the Science as a Human Endeavour concepts.
Communication and Collaboration
Application and Limitation
|Student Learning Outcomes*
Students will be able to access contemporary scientific writing and identify links between science and society.
Students may choose to present their research findings as either an article in a scientific journal, as a written report providing an expert's point of view, an analysis of a new development in a field or a concern about a development that has economic, social, environmental or political implications on any aspect related to any topic Biology science understanding.
Formative practice highlighting an article to find evidence of Science as a Human Endeavour concepts is helpful. If students use 4 different coloured highlighters and assign a colour to each of the Science as a Human Endeavour concepts it helps them to readily identify links between science and society. Rubric attached for assessment based on SACE curriculum.
|Information and communications technology (ICT)
On-Board teacher blogs are an important electronic resource for this task
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