Sites2See: Databases for science

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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A page with downloadable examples, exemplars and advice to help integrate database use in teaching and learning for science. Includes suggestions and reasons for using databases in science, practise activities and information on research and benefits, plus links to a range of related resources.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-7WS) processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions

(SC4-8WS) selects and uses appropriate strategies, understanding and skills to produce creative and plausible solutions to identified problems

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

(SC4-14LW) relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

(SC4-16CW) describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about the motion and arrangement of particles

(SC5-7WS) processes, analyses and evaluates data from first-hand investigations and secondary sources to develop evidence-based arguments and conclusions

(SC5-8WS) applies scientific understanding and critical thinking skills to suggest possible solutions to identified problems

(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

(SC5-14LW) analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

(SC5-16CW) explains how models, theories and laws about matter have been refined as new scientific evidence becomes available

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU111) There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity

(ACSHE224) People use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations

(ACSSU152) Differences between elements, compounds and mixtures can be described at a particle level

(ACSSU153) Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales

(ACSHE227) People use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations

(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

(ACSSU184) The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Fossils, Fossil fuels, Databases, Periodic table, Living things, Volcanoes
File type:
Centre for Learning Innovation
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 3 December 2012

Resource ID: 30fdbbd7-f078-40df-9a10-49a759606672