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New NSW Syllabuses

Outcomes

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
  • 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 their future

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Stage 5
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  • shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities

    STe-1VA
  • shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities

    ST1-1VA
  • shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities

    ST2-1VA
  • shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities

    ST3-1VA
  • appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them

    SC4-1VA
  • appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them

    SC5-1VA
  • demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures

    STe-2VA
  • demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures

    ST1-2VA
  • demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures

    ST2-2VA
  • demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures

    ST3-2VA
  • shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures

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

    SC5-2VA
  • develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason

    STe-3VA
  • develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason

    ST1-3VA
  • develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason

    ST2-3VA
  • develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason

    ST3-3VA
  • demonstrates confidence in making reasoned, evidence-based decisions about the current and future use and influence of science and technology, including ethical considerations

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

    SC5-3VA

 

Skills

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

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Stage 5
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  • explores their immediate surroundings by questioning, observing using their senses and communicating to share their observations and ideas

    STe-4WS
  • investigates questions and predictions by collecting and recording data, sharing and reflecting on their experiences and comparing what they and others know

    ST1-4WS
  • investigates their questions and predictions by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken

    ST2-4WS
  • investigates by posing questions, including testable questions, making predictions and gathering data to draw evidence-based conclusions and develop explanations

    ST3-4WS
  • identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge

    SC4-4WS
  • develops questions or hypotheses to be investigated scientifically

    SC5-4WS
  • collaboratively and individually produces a plan to investigate questions and problems

    SC4-5WS
  • produces a plan to investigate identified questions, hypotheses or problems, individually and collaboratively

    SC5-5WS
  • follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually

    SC4-6WS
  • undertakes first-hand investigations to collect valid and reliable data and information, individually and collaboratively

    SC5-6WS
  • processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions

    SC4-7WS
  • processes, analyses and evaluates data from first-hand investigations and secondary sources to develop evidence-based arguments and conclusions

    SC5-7WS
  • selects and uses appropriate strategies, understanding and skills to produce creative and plausible solutions to identified problems

    SC4-8WS
  • applies scientific understanding and critical thinking skills to suggest possible solutions to identified problems

    SC5-8WS
  • uses a simple design process to produce solutions with identified purposes

    STe-5WT
  • uses a structured design process, everyday tools, materials, equipment and techniques to produce solutions that respond to identified needs and wants

    ST1-5WT
  • applies a design process and uses a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address specific design criteria

    ST2-5WT
  • plans and implements a design process, selecting a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address the design criteria and identified constraints

    ST3-5WT
  • presents science ideas, findings and information to a given audience using appropriate scientific language, text types and representations

    SC4-9WS
  • presents science ideas and evidence for a particular purpose and to a specific audience, using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations

    SC5-9WS

 

Knowledge and understanding

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
  • 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

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Stage 5
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  • identifies that the way objects move depends on a variety of factors

    STe-6NE
  • describes some sources of light and sound that they sense in their daily lives

    ST1-6PW
  • identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another

    ST2-6PW
  • describes how scientific understanding about the sources, transfer and transformation of electricity is related to making decisions about its use

    ST3-6PW
  • describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

    SC4-10PW
  • applies models, theories and laws to explain situations involving energy, force and motion

    SC5-10PW
  • describes effects of pushes and pulls on objects they encounter

    ST1-7PW
  • describes everyday interactions between objects that result from contact and non-contact forces

    ST2-7PW
  • uses scientific knowledge about the transfer of light to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives

    ST3-7PW
  • discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations

    SC4-11PW
  • explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems

    SC5-11PW
  • observes, using their senses, how daily and seasonal changes in the environment affect them and other living things

    STe-7NE
  • describes some observable changes that occur in the sky and landscape

    ST1-8ES
  • describes some observable changes over time on the Earth’s surface that result from natural processes and human activity

    ST2-8ES
  • describes how discoveries by people from different cultures and times have contributed to advancing scientific understanding of the solar system

    ST3-8ES
  • describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system

    SC4-12ES
  • 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

    SC5-12ES
  • identifies ways that people use science in their daily lives to care for the environment and the Earth’s resources

    ST1-9ES
  • describes how relationships between the sun and the Earth cause regular changes

    ST2-9ES
  • explains rapid change at the Earth’s surface caused by natural events, using evidence provided by advances in technology and scientific understanding

    ST3-9ES
  • 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

    SC4-13ES
  • 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

    SC5-13ES
  • identifies the basic needs of living things

    STe-8NE
  • describes external features, changes in and growth of living things

    ST1-10LW
  • describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features

    ST2-10LW
  • describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment

    ST3-10LW
  • relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

    SC4-14LW
  • analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

    SC5-14LW
  • describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things

    ST1-11LW
  • describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things

    ST2-11LW
  • describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things

    ST3-11LW
  • explains how new biological evidence changes people's understanding of the world

    SC4-15LW
  • explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

    SC5-15LW
  • identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties

    STe-9ME
  • identifies ways that everyday materials can be physically changed and combined for a particular purpose

    ST1-12MW
  • identifies that adding or removing heat causes a change of state between solids and liquids

    ST2-12MW
  • identifies the observable properties of solids, liquids and gases, and that changes made to materials are reversible or irreversible

    ST3-12MW
  • describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about the motion and arrangement of particles

    SC4-16CW
  • explains how models, theories and laws about matter have been refined as new scientific evidence becomes available

    SC5-16CW
  • relates the properties of common materials to their use for particular purposes

    ST1-13MW
  • identifies the physical properties of natural and processed materials, and how these properties influence their use

    ST2-13MW
  • describes how the properties of materials determine their use for specific purposes

    ST3-13MW
  • explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life

    SC4-17CW
  • 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

    SC5-17CW
  • recognises how familiar products, places and spaces are made to suit their purpose

    STe-10ME
  • describes a range of places and spaces in the local environment and how their purposes influence their design

    ST1-14BE
  • describes how people interact within built environments and the factors considered in their design and construction

    ST2-14BE
  • describes systems in built environments and how social and environmental factors influence their design

    ST3-14BE
  • describes a range of familiar information sources and technologies and how their purposes influence their design

    ST1-15I
  • describes ways that information solutions are designed and produced, and factors to consider when people use and interact with information sources and technologies

    ST2-15I
  • describes how social influences impact on the design and use of information and communication systems

    ST3-15I
  • describes a range of manufactured products in the local environment and how their different purposes influence their design

    ST1-16P
  • describes how products are designed and produced, and the ways people use them

    ST2-16P
  • describes systems used to produce or manufacture products, and the social and environmental influences on product design

    ST3-16P