Science Talk 2007: Jack Bacon

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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An interview with Dr Jack Bacon, NASA engineer and futurist. Jack talks to a teacher from Sydney Girls High School about his experiences on the Vomit comet and his research into alternative energy sources. Jack also shares with us his predictions for the future of science, space travel and energy sources.

NSW syllabus outcomes

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

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

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

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

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU177) All matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons; natural radioactivity arises from the decay of nuclei in atoms

(ACSHE157) Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community

(ACSHE158) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE 161) ACSHE 161

(ACSHE228) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

(ACSSU189) Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere

(ACSHE192) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE195) Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Scientists, Technology, Fossil fuels, Engineering, Astronauts, Weightlessness
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
Centre for Learning Innovation
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 20 October 2008

Resource ID: 1e03e22d-8b02-4723-bd38-fef757ae7c17