Government Standards

Australian Curriculum

Science - Grade 10

Assessment Exam - Australian Curriculum - Level 10 Science
Science Understanding eTAP Lesson
Biological sciences
Transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes
Genetic Coding Rules

Evidence of Evolution
The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence
Natural Selection

Selection and Diversity
Chemical sciences
The atomic structure and properties of elements are used to organise them in the Periodic Table
Connection Among the Location in the Table, the Atomic Number, and Mass
Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates
Rate of Reaction
Earth and space sciences
The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems, and the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin of the universe
The Big Bang Model

Where is the Solar System?

Early Earth
Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere
Carbon and Nitrogen Cycle/Global Carbon Cycle

Structure of Earth
Physical sciences
Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations
Internal and External Energy; Energy Budget
The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (
Newton's First Law
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
Finding Answers to Questions
Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and are often linked to scientific discoveries
New Scientific Ideas
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
The Scientific Method
Values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research
Information Collection
Science Inquiry Skills eTAP Lesson
Questioning and predicting
Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically
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
How to Draw and Present Conclusions

Planning and Conducting an Experiment
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
Fossil Analysis
Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence
Drawing Conclusions
Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible alternative explanations, and describe specific ways to improve the quality of the data
The Relationship Between the Rotation of the Earth and the Circular Motion of Ocean Currents and Air in Pressure Centers
Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems
Researching an Argument
Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations
Effective and Interesting Language