Science in Practice develops critical thinking skills through the evaluation of claims using systematic reasoning and an enhanced scientific understanding of the natural and physical world. Students learn through a contextual interdisciplinary approach that includes aspects of at least two science disciplines — Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics.
Weekly workload in hours
|Scientific literacy and working scientifically
|Workplace health and safety
|Communication and self-management||Environmental Sustainability |
||| The Future of Space Science
|||Disease and Biotechnology
|||Renewable Energies |
Schools devise assessments in Units 1 and 2 to suit their local context.
For Science in Practice, assessment from Units 3 and 4 is used to determine the student’s exit result, and consists of four instruments, including:
- at least one investigation based on primary data a range of assessment instruments that includes no more than two assessment instruments from any one technique
|A response to a single task, situation and/or scenario.||A response that includes locating and using information beyond students’ own knowledge and the data they have been given.||A response to a series of tasks relating to a single topic in a module of work.||A technique that assesses the interpretation, analysis/examination and/or evaluation of ideas and information in provided stimulus materials.||A response that answers a number of provided questions, scenarios and/or problems.