Aim to sustain

Primary KLAs:
English, Human Society and its Environment, Science and Technology
Secondary KLAs:
English, Human Society and its Environment, Science
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8

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Students identify and explore ways in which human activity can threaten biodiversity and the health of our planet. Students are encouraged to take positive action to promote sustainability. The four resources: Get the message, Help a habitat, Alien invaders and A world of difference include videos, SMART notebooks, worksheets and links to further interactive resources. Students compose and present persuasive texts and an artwork. 'Aim to sustain' is a cross-curricular resource for years 5 to 8 learning for sustainability. It includes support notes for teachers and supervisors in distance education.

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

(SC4-17CW) explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life

(SC4-13ES) explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and management

Australian curriculum content descriptions

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

(ACSHE217) Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions

(ACSIS091) Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem

(ACSIS093) Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts

(ACSSU094) The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment

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

(ACSHE220) Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions

(ACSIS108) Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem

(ACSIS110) Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts

(ACSSU112) Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions

(ACSHE120) Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations

(ACSHE121) Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management

(ACSIS132) Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims

(ACSIS133) Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems using scientific language and representations using digital technologies as appropriate

(ACSHE135) Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations

(ACSHE136) Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management

(ACSIS234) Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims

(ACSIS148) Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems using scientific language and representations using digital technologies as appropriate

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Ecological sustainability, Biodiversity, Habitats, Persuasive texts
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 5 November 2018

Resource ID: d084422f-785a-4eb4-b54a-dbd8087bd0fb