Kamay – looking up

Secondary KLAs:
Human Society and its Environment, Science
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 12

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© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

This resource explores the navigation techniques used during the journey of the Endeavour and contrasts these with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander navigational and astronomical systems that have been in place for many thousands of years. This learning sequence contains activities suitable for Year 7 - Year 10 science as well as Stage 6 Investigating Science and Science Extension in NSW. These resources can also be used for history and geography. They are organised into two subject-related topics: Astronomy and Navigation.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-12ES) 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

(SC4-12ES) describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU115) Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon

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

(ACSHE191) Scientific understanding, including models and theories, is contestable and is refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community

(ACSSU188) The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems, and the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin of the universe

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
Audience:
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Aboriginal peoples, Australian history, Traditional knowledge, Navigation, Celestial observation
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 13 July 2020

Resource ID: 1e478827-bb39-4fb9-9db2-a0792f1eb832