Government Standards

New South Wales Education Standards

Science - Grade 4

Assessment Exam - NESA Science - Stage 4
Development of Solutions eTAP Lesson
Design and production processes in the development of solutions
Selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

Science - Grade 8

Values and Attitudes eTAP Lesson
Develop an appreciation of the contribution of science to finding solutions to personal, social and global issues relevant to their lives now and in the future
Appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them
Shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures
Demonstrates confidence in making reasoned, evidence-based decisions about the current and future use and influence of science and technology, including ethical considerations
Skills eTAP Lesson
Working Scientifically
Identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge
Collaboratively and individually produces a plan to investigate questions and problems
Follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually
Processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions
Selects and uses appropriate strategies, understanding and skills to produce creative and plausible solutions to identified problems
Presents science ideas, findings and information to a given audience using appropriate scientific language, text types and representations
Knowledge and Understanding eTAP Lesson
Physical World
Describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations
Discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations
Earth and Space
Describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system
Explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and management
Living World
Relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction
Explains how new biological evidence changes people’s understanding of the world
Chemical World
Describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about the motion and arrangement of particles
Explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday lif