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Designed for students in
Years 7 - 10 (Stage 4 - 5, NSW, Australia) studying Space.
Unit 7.1: Life in a Space Colony
4.1 identifies historical examples of how scientific knowledge has changed people's understanding of the world.
4/5.26 recognises the role of science in providing information about issues being considered and in increasing an understanding of the world around them
4.9 describes the dynamic structure of earth and its relationship to other parts of our solar system and the universe
4.9.1a describe qualitative relative sizes, distances and movements of our solar system
4.9.1b Newtonian model - describe the relative movement of planets, moons and the sun
4.9.2b Components of the universe: use appropriate scales to describe differences in sizes of, and distances between, structures making up the universe
4.16a use a range of sources including the Internet to access information
4.18a select, and use appropriately, a discussion, explanation, procedure, exposition, recount, report, response or experimental record for oral and written presentation
4.18b select and use an appropriate media to present data and information
4.22.2d match the tasks to the team members according to requirements of task and the skills of the individual
4.22.2e set and work to realistic timelines and goals as a team
Students may indicate achievement of the outcome when they:
- describe the model of the solar system prior to Copernicus and identify evidence that resulted in changes to this model.
This unit of work will
take approximately 3 - 4 weeks.
I would like to
thank the NSW Deputy Principals who attended my workshop at the NSW Deputy
Principals' Conference at Wollongong in early September 2006 and provided
me with exciting ideas and tasks from all different Key Learning Areas. They
Peter Berisi - Tumut High School
Debbie Valencic - Boorowa Central School
Sally Conn - The Entrance Campus
Karen Nicol - Tumbi Umbi Campus
Graffith - Ku-Ring-Gai Creative Arts
Hurford - Kelso High School
Weston - Maitland High School
Karen Roberts - Asquith Girls High School
Peterson - Oak Flats High School
Jenne Gardner - Shoalhaven High School
Jenny Woolfe - Wiley Park Girls High School
Robyn Howson - Bulli High School
Peter Riley - Hunter Sports High School
Craig Clement - Tweed Rivers High School
Linegar - Chatham High School
Lynne Graham - Caringbah High School
Alistair Tate - Crestwood High School
Jason Brame - Cecil Hills High School
Melinda Sussman - Campbelltown Performing Arts High School
Munsie - East Hills Boys Technology High School
Richard Clay - Cardiff High School
Sweeney - Erina High School
Primmer - Heathcote High School
Denis Benjamin - Yanco Agriculture High School
Gerald Buckley - Moss Vale High School
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