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Teacher guide Science by doing: Science as a Human Endeavour

TLF ID M021679

This professional learning module focuses on the Science as Human Endeavour strand. It explores how the strands of science learning are related, teaching using the Science as a Human Endeavour substrands across years 7 to 10, why we teach science and why Science as Human endeavour is important in STEM teaching and learning. This resource is part of a suite of professional learning modules for 7 to 10 science teaching that support inquiry based learning and implementing the Australian curriculum.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is of value in relation to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, particularly the professional knowledge domain. It is relevant to the first three focus areas in Standard 2 and to the planning learning programs focus area in Standard 3.
  • This resource is useful for providing teachers with ways to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the concepts of teaching science by meaningfully weaving the Science as a Human Endeavour strand into their program.
  • This resource is valuable as it demonstrates for teachers ways to organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence so that the Science as a Human Endeavour strand is incorporated with an integrated approach.
  • This professional learning resource is of value as it provides examples for assessing and reporting against Science as a human Endeavour, including designing learning sequences and lesson plans with assessment of the strand in mind.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
  • Organization: Australian Academy of Science
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Academy of Science
  • Organization: Australian Academy of Science
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  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Interactive
  • Video
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