Feral Focus

Queensland Science curriculum framework

Student outcomes and links to relevant activities

Feral Focus links directly to the following curriculum levels and is designed for secondary students up to year 10.

Level 5 - Science

Strand

Statement

Learning outcomes

Activity

Science and Society

Students understand that scientific ideas have changed and will continue to change as new evidence is collected. They recognise the importance of believable evidence. They understand that applications of science have been influenced by changes in social attitudes.

  • 5.1 Students consider how and why scientific ideas have changed over time.
  • 5.3 Students analyse the relationship between social attitudes and decisions about the applications of science.
  • D5.5 Students present data in a variety if ways to support different interpretations.

Life and Living

Students understand that the survival of living things is determined by interactions which occur within and between systems in living things. They understand that reproductive processes and strategies influence survival of individuals and species. They understand that there are consequences of the interactions which occur between living and non-living parts of the environment.

5.3 Students evaluate the consequences of interactions between the living and non-living parts of environments.

Level 6 - Science

Strand

Statement

Learning outcomes

Activity

Science and Society

Students understand that ethical, cultural, economic and political considerations influence scientific endeavours. They understand the role of scientific investigation in the development of scientific knowledge. They understand that the applications of science have immediate and long-term consequences for society.

  • 6.1 Students evaluate contributions to the development of scientific ideas made by individuals and groups in the past and present, and consider factors which have assisted or hindered them.
  • 6.3 Students use scientific concepts to evaluate the costs and benefits of applications of science (including agricultural and industrial practices).
  • D6.5 Students discuss changes in attitudes towards particular applications of science this century.
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