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Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes tables

Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes

Values and Attitudes

Objectives
Students:

  • develop an appreciation of the contribution of science to finding solutions to personal, social and global issues relevant to their lives now and in the future
  • develop a willingness to use evidence and reason to engage with and respond to scientific and technological ideas as informed, reflective citizens

Life Skills outcomes
A student:

SCLS-1VA recognises the role of science in personal, social and global issues relating to everyday life

SCLS-2VA recognises that using the processes of Working Scientifically increases their understanding of the world

SCLS-3VA demonstrates a willingness to engage with science-related issues relevant to their lives

SCLS-1VA, SCLS-2VA and SCLS-3VA refer to values and attitudes developed through the study of Science. These outcomes are integrated throughout the Science Years 7–10  Life Skills content.

Skills

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge, understanding of and skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically

Life Skills outcomes
A student:

SCLS-4WS asks questions that can be tested and makes predictions

SCLS-5WS participates in planning to investigate questions or problems

SCLS-6WS participates in an investigation by following a sequence

SCLS-7WS collects, records and interprets data and information

SCLS-8WS recognises strategies to solve identified problems

SCLS-9WS uses a variety of strategies to communicate information about an investigation

Knowledge and understanding

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge of the Physical World, Earth and Space, Living World and Chemical World, and understanding about the nature, development, use and influence of science

Life Skills outcomes
A student:

SCLS-10PW explores a range of forces in everyday situations

SCLS-11PW identifies various forms and sources of energy and their uses

SCLS-12PW investigates ways to use energy responsibly

SCLS-13ES identifies features of the Earth

SCLS-14ES explores features of the solar system, including the Earth’s position and movement

SCLS-15ES identifies that the Earth is the source of resources used in everyday life

SCLS-16ES investigates some practices used in the effective management of the Earth’s resources

SCLS-17LW recognises features of living and non-living things

SCLS-18LW identifies structures of living things and their functions

SCLS-19LW explores ways in which science and technology have improved human health

SCLS-20LW explores the interactions of living things with each other and the environment

SCLS-21LW investigates the effect of science and technology on the environment

SCLS-22CW recognises the properties of common substances

SCLS-23CW explores how common chemicals affect everyday life

SCLS-24CW investigates a variety of chemical changes

Years 7–10 Life Skills and related syllabus outcomes

Objectives
Students:

  • develop an appreciation of the contribution of science to finding solutions to personal, social and global issues relevant to their lives now and in the future
  • develop a willingness to use evidence and reason to engage with and respond to scientific and technological ideas as informed, reflective citizens

Life Skills outcomes
A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes
A student:

SCLS-1VA recognises the role of science in personal, social and global issues relating to everyday life

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

SCLS-2VA recognises that using the processes of Working Scientifically increases their understanding of the world

SC4-2VA, SC5-2VA shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures

SCLS-3VA demonstrates a willingness to engage with science-related issues relevant to their lives

SC4-3VA, SC5-3VA demonstrates confidence in making reasoned, evidence-based decisions about the current and future use and influence of science and technology, including ethical considerations

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge, understanding of and skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically

Life Skills outcomes 
A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes
A student:

SCLS-4WS asks questions that can be tested and makes predictions

SC4-4WS identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge

SC5-4WS develops questions or hypotheses to be investigated scientifically

SCLS-5WS participates in planning to investigate questions or problems

SC4-5WS collaboratively and individually produces a plan to investigate questions and problems

SC5-5WS produces a plan to investigate identified questions, hypotheses or problems, individually and collaboratively

SCLS-6WS participates in an investigation by following a sequence

SC4-6WS follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually

SC5-6WS undertakes first-hand investigations to collect valid and reliable data and information, individually and collaboratively

SCLS-7WS collects, records and interprets data and information

SC4-7WS processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions

SC5-7WS processes, analyses and evaluates data from first-hand investigations and secondary sources to develop evidence-based arguments and conclusions

SCLS-8WS recognises strategies to solve identified problems

SC4-8WS selects and uses appropriate strategies, understanding and skills to produce creative and plausible solutions to identified problems

SC5-8WS applies scientific understanding and critical thinking skills to suggest possible solutions to identified problems

SCLS-9WS uses a variety of strategies to communicate information about an investigation

SC4-9WS presents science ideas, findings and information to a given audience using appropriate scientific language, text types and representations

SC5-9WS presents science ideas and evidence for a particular purpose and to a specific audience, using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge of the Physical World, Earth and Space, Living World and Chemical World, and understanding about the nature, development, use and influence of science

Life Skills outcomes
A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes
A student:

SCLS-10PW explores a range of forces in everyday situations

SC4-10PW describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

SC5-10PW applies models, theories and laws to explain situations involving energy, force and motion

SCLS-11PW identifies various forms and sources of energy and their uses

 

SCLS-12PW investigates ways to use energy responsibly

SC4-11PW discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations

SC5-11PW explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems

SCLS-13ES identifies features of the Earth

SCLS-14ES explores features of the solar system, including the Earth’s position and movement

SC4-12ES describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system

SC5-12ES describes changing ideas about the structure of the Earth and the universe to illustrate how models, theories and laws are refined over time by the scientific community

SCLS-15ES identifies that the Earth is the source of resources used in everyday life

SCLS-16ES investigates some practices used in the effective management of the Earth’s resources

SC4-13ES explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and management

SC5-13ES explains how scientific knowledge about global patterns of geological activity and interactions involving global systems can be used to inform decisions related to contemporary issues

SCLS-17LW recognises features of living and non-living things

SCLS-18LW identifies structures of living things and their functions

SCLS-19LW explores ways in which science and technology have improved human health

SC4-14LW relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

SC5-14LW analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

SCLS-20LW explores the interactions of living things with each other and the environment

SCLS-21LW investigates the effect of science and technology on the environment

SC4-15LW explains how new biological evidence changes people's understanding of the world

SC5-15LW explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

SCLS-22CW recognises the properties of common substances

 

 

 

SCLS-23CW explores how common chemicals affect everyday life

SC4-16CW describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about the motion and arrangement of particles

SC5-16CW explains how models, theories and laws about matter have been refined as new scientific evidence becomes available

SC4-17CW explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life

 

SCLS-24CW investigates a variety of chemical changes

SC5-17CW discusses the importance of chemical reactions in the production of a range of substances, and the influence of society on the development of new materials