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Content description ACSHE191

Science / Level 10 / Science as a Human Endeavour / Nature and development of science
Content description
Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community
  1. considering the role of different sources of evidence including biochemical, anatomical and fossil evidence for evolution by natural selection
  2. investigating the development of the Watson and Crick double helix model for the structure of DNA
  3. investigating the history and impact of developments in genetic knowledge
  4. investigating the development of the periodic table and how this was dependent on experimental evidence at the time
  5. considering the role of science in identifying and explaining the causes of climate change
  6. recognising that Australian scientists such as Brian Schmidt and Penny Sackett are involved in the exploration and study of the universe
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Cross-curriculum priorities
  • Sustainability
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