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Learning objects Science Futures: student digital

TLF ID M020763

This is a student digital resource that contains interactive materials for exploring space and the universe, future technologies and applications, and science literacy. This resource contains a rich array of digital interactive activities, video clips, images and diagrams, supportive information and notebook questions, and is divided into several parts. This Science By Doing resource is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource consisting of three parts: a student guide, student digital, and a teacher guide.

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Educational value
  • This student digital resource is highly valuable for year 10 science due to its relevance to the content description in the Earth and space sciences substrand about the universe and the Big Bang theory. There are diagrams, videos and tasks in this resource which are valuable for exploring the evidence supporting the Big Bang theory, and the evolution of the universe including the formation of stars and other celestial objects.
  • This is a highly valuable resource for year 10 Nature and development of science substrand. This resource supports recognising the role of Australian scientists such as Brian Schmidt in the exploration and study of the universe, as well as the development of space models and theories over time. It also supports learning about major scientific space projects including the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, CSIRO Parkes Observatory in Australia, the International Space Station, and the Square Kilometre Array.
  • This resource is of significant value for the Use and influence of science substrand in year 10. It is valuable for evaluating the future of science and new applications of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, gene and medical technologies, and forensic science. It also supports learning about how science is used in the media and in political debate, and scientific developments in areas of sustainability such as managing diseases and food production.
  • This is a valuable resource due to its relevance to several content descriptions within the Scientific inquiry and skills strand for year 10. Some components of a good scientific investigation are covered including formulating questions to research, constructing a scientific argument that is supported with evidence, judging science-related media reports, and considering ethical, economic and social considerations relating to a scientific argument.
  • This resource provides opportunities to link to the year 9-10 Design and Technologies curriculum particularly to the content description about emerging technologies and their potential impact on preferred futures. This resource supports learning about a range of technologies and the ways they might advance our knowledge of space, and lead to the development of new products and medical treatments.
  • This resource has value for the literacy, numeracy, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) general capabilities. Literacy learning is supported through the scientific language and texts that students comprehend, use and compose. Numeracy skills are developed as students interpret scientific data including tables, diagrams and graphs. The ICT capability is supported as students use digital technologies to investigate and interact with science concepts.
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
  • Organization: Australian Academy of Science
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
  • Organization: Australian Academy of Science
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • © Australian Academy of Science, 2016. You may freely use this resource for non-commercial educational purposes but please acknowledge the resource and the Australian Academy of Science as the source. Please note there are third party items in this resource that are outlined. To use these items other than in this resource you must obtain permission from the third party owners. Under no circumstances may copies be sold in any form.