Learning objects Kamay – looking up

TLF ID M025852

This resource explores the navigation techniques used during the journey of the Endeavour and contrasts these with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander navigational and astronomical systems that have been in place for many thousands of years. This learning sequence contains activities suitable for Year 7 - Year 10 science as well as Stage 6 Investigating Science and Science Extension in NSW. These resources can also be used for history and geography. They are organised into two subject-related topics: Astronomy and Navigation.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource can be used by students as part of a guided inquiry or for independent inquiry, depending on the ability of the students. It can be used to develop knowledge of how science and technology, in particular around astronomy and navigation have impacted on our history.
  • This resource uses the NSW Science Stages 4 and 5 knowledge and understanding of Earth and Space to explicitly address the learning across the curriculum content: Cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture General capabilities: intercultural understanding and personal and social capability
  • The resource comprises two sets of activities, organised as two tabs. Within each tab, learning experiences are organised using the 'Five Es' inquiry model. Activities within each tab can stand alone and do not need to be completed sequentially.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education.