Science Years 7-10
The main focus of the Aboriginal Perspectives in Science Project has been the development of teaching-learning resources that might assist Science teachers to develop programs emphasising the Aboriginal and Indigenous cross-curriculum content, dealing with it in culturally appropriate ways and in authentic contexts.
In accordance with the K-10 Curriculum Framework (Board of Studies NSW, 2002) all Years 7-10 syllabuses, including the Science Years 7-10 Syllabus, contain an Aboriginal and Indigenous content statement. This cross-curriculum content statement means that all students have opportunities to learn about Indigenous history, culture and knowledge, both in Australia and internationally.
This section of the website provides examples of teaching, learning and assessment resources that demonstrate ways in which the Aboriginal and Indigenous cross-curriculum content embedded in the Science Years 7-10 Syllabus could be addressed in school Science programs.
Consultation with Aboriginal communities is essential for involving meaningful Aboriginal perspectives in curriculum studies.
This syllabus, implemented in schools from 2005, has been developed according to the principles defined in the Board of Studies K-10 Curriculum Framework.
The Science Year 7–10 Support Document (2009) revises and updates the Science Stage 4–5 Support Document (1999). It is intended to assist teachers to increase their understanding of the key ascepts of the Science Year 7–10 Syllabus (2003).
The Science 7-10 Advice on Programming and Assessment has been designed to help teachers understand key aspects of the Science Years 7-10 Syllabus (Nov 2003) and provides guidance for implementation.