Government Standards

Australian Curriculum

Science - Grade 9

Assessment Exam - Australian Curriculum - Level 9 Science
Science Understanding eTAP Lesson
Biological sciences
Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment
Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems
Ecosystem Changes
Chemical sciences
Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems
Stability in an Ecosystem
Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a chemical reaction mass is not created or destroyed
The Law of Conservation of Mass
Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer
Reactions and Energy
Earth and space sciences
The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement
Plate Boundaries

How Do Earthquakes Happen and Where?
Physical sciences
Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models
Transporting Energy

Heat Flow and Molecule (Atomic) Motion
Science as a Human Endeavour eTAP Lesson
Nature and development of science
Scientific understanding, including models and theories, is contestable and is refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community
New Scientific Ideas
Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and are often linked to scientific discoveries
The Scientific Method
Use and influence of science
People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims, explanations or predictions, and advances in science can affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities
How to Draw and Present Conclusions
Values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research
Science Inquiry Skills eTAP Lesson
Questioning and predicting
Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically
Finding Answers to Questions
Planning and conducting
Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and laboratory experimentation, to collect reliable data; assess risk and address ethical issues associated with these methods
Information Collection
Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to collect and record data systematically and accurately
Tools and Technology
Processing and analysing data and information
Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies
Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence
How to Draw and Present Conclusions
Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible alternative explanations, and describe specific ways to improve the quality of the data
Evaluate Claims and Present Arguments
Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems
Suitable Research Methods
Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations
Write Technical Documents