Sites2See: Surf safety

Primary KLAs:
Human Society and its Environment, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Secondary KLAs:
Human Society and its Environment, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Science
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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A webpage about surfing safety, dangerous waves and rips, and the history and science of surfing. A 'For Kids' section provides games and quizzes for young swimmers and surfers.

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

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSHE081) Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena

(ACSHE083) Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives

(ACSHE100) Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives

(ACSSU117) Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object

(ACSSU155) Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems

(ACSSU182) Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models

(ACSSU229) The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Surfing, Swimming, Life saving, Water safety
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
Centre for Learning Innovation
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Friday, 25 November 2011

Resource ID: 287ec808-a385-479b-a12b-98e75a5cb775