• recognising that Australian scientists such as Brian Schmidt and Penny Sackett are involved in the exploration and study of the universe
  • considering the role of different sources of evidence including biochemical, anatomical and fossil evidence for evolution by natural selection
  • investigating the development of the Watson and Crick double helix model for the structure of DNA
  • investigating the history and impact of developments in genetic knowledge
  • investigating the development of the periodic table and how this was dependent on experimental evidence at the time
  • considering the role of science in identifying and explaining the causes of climate change  Sustainability Cross-curriculum priority leaf icon
  • investigating how prior to germ theory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples used their scientific observations to develop traditional medicines to treat wounds and infections of the skinAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Cross-curriculum priority Hand icon