Sustainability action process: Sustainable transport (Years 7–10)

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

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This learning resource guides students through an extended school based or local investigation. Students will develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning. Students work sequentially through the five steps in the Sustainability action process. Each step includes prompt questions and descriptive text with embedded links to learning resources. Students document their learning and the development of their project proposals in their learning journal. This also becomes a record of their understanding, developing ideas and project. This resource is designed to support an extended investigation and develops: an understanding of a sustainability investigation, planning and action methodology, an understanding of a sustainability issue, a range of general capabilities. Updated version, February 2017.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(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

(SC4-4WS) identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge

Australian curriculum content descriptions

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

(ACHGK043) The factors that influence the decisions people make about where to live and their perceptions of the liveability of places

(ACHGK044) The influence of accessibility to services and facilities on the liveability of places

(ACHGS047) Develop geographically significant questions and plan an inquiry, using appropriate geographical methodologies and concepts

(ACHGS048) Collect, select and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from appropriate primary and secondary sources

(ACHGS052) Apply geographical concepts to draw conclusions based on the analysis of the data and information collected

(ACSIS125) Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed

(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

(ACSIS144) Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models to represent and analyse patterns or relationships, including using digital technologies as appropriate

(ACSIS145) Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions

(ACSIS146) Reflect on the method used to investigate a question or solve a problem, including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identify improvements to the method

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

(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

(ACSIS164) Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically

(ACSIS166) Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to systematically and accurately collect and record data

(ACSIS169) Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies

(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

(ACHGK066) The way transportation and information and communication technologies are used to connect people to services, information and people in other places

(ACHGK069) The effects of people’s travel, recreational, cultural or leisure choices on places, and the implications for the future of these places

(ACHGS063) Develop geographically significant questions and plan an inquiry that identifies and applies appropriate geographical methodologies and concepts

(ACHGS064) Collect, select, record and organise relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from a range of appropriate primary and secondary sources

(ACHGS067) Evaluate multi-variable data and other geographical information using qualitative and quantitative methods, and digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, to make generalisations and inferences,

(ACHGS070) Present findings, arguments and explanations in a range of appropriate communication forms, selected for their effectiveness and to suit audience and purpose; using relevant geographical terminology,

(ACSIS124) Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge

(ACSIS139) Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge

(ACSIS198) Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically

(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

(ACSHE195) Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities

(ACSIS200) Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to systematically and accurately collect and record data

(ACSIS203) Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies

(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

(ACHGK080) The reasons for and consequences of spatial variations in human wellbeing in Australia at the local scale

(ACHGK076) The different ways of measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development, and how these can be applied to measure differences between places

(ACHGS072) Develop geographically significant questions and plan an inquiry that identifies and applies appropriate geographical methodologies and concepts

(ACHGS073) Collect, select, record and organise relevant data and geographical information, using ethical protocols, from a range of appropriate primary and secondary sources

(ACHGS076) Evaluate multi-variable data and other geographical information using qualitative and quantitative methods and digital and spatial technologies as appropriate to make generalisations and inferences, p

(ACHGS079) Present findings, arguments and explanations in a range of appropriate communication forms selected for their effectiveness and to suit audience and purpose, using relevant geographical terminology an

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
Audience:
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Transport networks, Sustainable development, Public transport, Environmental sustainability, Environmental impact
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Friday, 24 February 2017

Resource ID: dce5db6c-a660-4fa3-aa86-ff4f5d81a041