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Unit rationale, description and aim

The structure of the unit is built around three themes that facilitate the development of scientific knowledge, skills and processes. These are the social and environmental impact of technology, health and wellbeing for humanity, and responding to change in the environment. Each of these themes contributes to the broader issues of social justice and sustainability, and the role of scientific literacy in critically reflecting on the relationship between humans and the universe that sustains us.

In this unit students will develop: i) knowledge and understanding of topical science concepts; ii) skills in the cognitive and physical processes of scientific investigations; iii) analytical thinking about scientific issues and ethics; and iv) skills for communicating about contemporary scientific issues.

The aim of this unit is to develop students' content knowledge and inquiry skills in the area of Science. It is designed as a tertiary preparation unit that will facilitate students developing learning and inquiry skills that integrate the content of Science with literacy, numeracy and digital literacy. The skills developed through this unit will be transferrable to other content areas.

Students will develop and demonstrate their scientific knowledge, skills and processes through a range of assessments; including laboratory journals, short response quizzes, extended response questions, and an experimental investigation.

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