Curriculum VELS Science Domain (Discipline Based Learning Strand) Two Dimensions Science knowledge and understanding Science at work Standards for Level 5 (Yrs 7/8) and Level 6 (Yrs 9/10) Progression Points
Science Knowledge and Understanding ... building student understanding of the overarching conceptual ideas of science. Life, living and living relationships Matter, properties and chemical change Energy, Force and Motion Earth, Time and Space Scale
Science at work experiencing and researching how people work with and through science. learn to be curious and to use scientific understanding and processes to find answers to their questions.
design and pursue investigations ethically and safely; generate, validate and critique evidence; analyse and interpret ideas and link them with existing understanding; work and reason with scientific models and communicate their findings and ideas to others.
identify and practise the underlying values, skills and attributes of science.
Science at work Through their investigations, they gain insight into science as a human activity and the relationship between science, technology and society both now and in the future. They explore how science is used in multiple contexts throughout their lives and its pervasiveness throughout the workplace.
VELS Science standards Science Knowledge & Understanding Science at Work Science concept development maps Matter Living things Forces & motion Earth & space Science Continuum P-10: Design Focus ideas Student everyday experiences vs scientific view Critical teaching ideas Teaching strategies Links to further resources
Classroom Craft Timing The whiteboard Questioning Instructions Practical work Student movement Safety
Timing Concentration span Unrushed – thinking space Balance Completion