Syllabus bites – traditional knowledge and sustainable ecosystems

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

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A billabong

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This resource supports students to assess how the knowledge and cultural practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is being used to conserve and manage sustainable ecosystems and a sustainable future. Numerous short videos and links provide a rich variety of case studies. A task, including marking guidelines structures student research, sharing and thinking.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSHE160) People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions

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

(ACSIS172) Critically analyse the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems

(ACSIS174) Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations

(ACSHE194) People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions

(ACSHE230) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

(ACSIS206) Critically analyse the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems

(ACSIS208) Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
Audience:
learner
ScOT topics:
Land use, Sustainable development, Ecological sustainability, Land custodianship
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Resource ID: 26539dbd-3b0f-4d2e-adec-6ebea329933e