Insects and Spiders: AusVELS Levels 7-9

Domain: Science

This program supports the following areas of the AusVELS.

Content description
Science understanding and knowledge

Biological science

Level 7: Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions

Level 8: Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce 

Level 9: Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems 

Science as a human endeavour

Use and influence of science

Level 7: Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management

Level 8: Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management

Level 9: People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions

Science inquiry skills

Questioning and predicting

Level 7: Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge

Level 8: Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge 

Level 9: Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically

Cross curriculum priorities (Indigenous / Asia / Sustainability): Sustainability

For VELS curriculum links refer to the education kit. It highlights the Physical, Personal and Social learning strands, and the Interdisciplinary Learning strand.

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