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New NSW Syllabuses

Objectives

Kindergarten – Year 6

VALUES AND ATTITUDES

Students:

  • develop interest and positive, informed values and attitudes towards science and technology
  • recognise the importance and relevance of science and technology in their lives now and for the future.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Students:

  • develop knowledge, understanding of and skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically
  • develop knowledge, understanding of and skills in applying the processes of Working Technologically
  • develop knowledge of the Natural Environment through understanding about the Physical World, Earth and Space, and Living World
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the Natural Environment and the Made Environment through the Material World
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the Made Environment through Built Environments, Information and Products.

Years 7–10

VALUES AND ATTITUDES

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.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Students:

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