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Science / Year 7 / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science

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Curriculum content descriptions

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (ACSHE121)

Elaborations
  • investigating everyday applications of physical separation techniques such as filtering, sorting waste materials, reducing pollution, extracting products from plants, separating blood products and cleaning up oil spills
  • investigating how advances in science and technology have been applied to the treatment of water in industrial and household systems
  • investigating how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge is being used to inform scientific decisions, for example care of waterways
  • researching the different scientific responses to the rabbit plagues in Australian agricultural areas
  • recognising that water management plays a role in areas such as farming, land management and gardening
  • investigating how separation techniques are used in the food and wine industries
  • considering how seasonal changes affect people in a variety of activities such as farming
  • considering how sports scientists apply knowledge of forces to improve performance
General capabilities
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Environmental management,  Technology,  Industries

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