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

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