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ACSSU017 1 Biological Sciences Living Things Living things have a variety of external features
ACSSU019 1 Earth and Space Sciences Weather and Climate Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape
ACSSU020 1 Physical Sciences Light and Sound Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed
ACSSU211 1 Biological Sciences Animal Survival Living things live in different places where their needs are met
ACSSU184 10 Biological Sciences DNA The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes
ACSSU185 10 Biological Sciences Evolution The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence
ACSSU186 10 Chemical Sciences Periodic table The atomic structure and properties of elements are used to organise them in the Periodic Table
ACSSU187 10 Chemical Sciences Chemical Reactions Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates
ACSSU188 10 Earth and Space Sciences Universe The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin the universe
ACSSU189 10 Earth and Space Sciences Global Systems Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere
ACSSU190 10 Physical Sciences Energy Conservation Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations
ACSSU229 10 Physical Sciences Forces and Motion The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics
ACSSU030 2 Biological Sciences Life Cycles Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
ACSSU031 2 Chemical Sciences Materials Different materials can be combined, including by mixing, for a particular purpose
ACSSU032 2 Earth and Space Sciences Water Earth’s resources, including water, are used in a variety of ways
ACSSU033 2 Physical Sciences Forces and Moving A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape
ACSSU044 3 Biological Sciences Living Things Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from nonliving
ACSSU046 3 Chemical Sciences Solids Liquids Gases A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat
ACSSU048 3 Earth and Space Sciences Earth Moon Sun Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day
ACSSU049 3 Physical Sciences Heat Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another
ACSSU072 4 Physical Sciences Life Cycles Living things have life cycles
ACSSU073 4 Biological Sciences Animal Survival Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive
ACSSU074 4 Chemical Sciences Materials Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; These properties can influence their use
ACSSU075 4 Earth and Space Sciences Earth Changes Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface
ACSSU076 4 Physical Sciences Forces and Moving Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance
ACSSU043 5 Biological Sciences Adaptations Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
ACSSU077 5 Chemical Sciences Solids Liquids Gases Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways
ACSSU078 5 Earth and Space Sciences Earth Moon Sun The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun)
ACSSU080 5 Physical Sciences Light and Sound Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted
ACSSU094 6 Biological Sciences Adaptations The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment
ACSSU095 6 Chemical Sciences Chemical Changes Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting
ACSSU096 6 Earth and Space Sciences Earth Changes Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface
ACSSU097 6 Physical Sciences Electrical Circuits Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources
ACSSU219 6 Physical Sciences Alternative Energies Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity
ACSSU111 7 Biological Sciences Classification Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms
ACSSU112 7 Biological Sciences Food webs Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs
ACSSU113 7 Chemical Sciences Separating Mixtures Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques
ACSSU115 7 Earth and Space Sciences Earth Moon Sun Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon
ACSSU116 7 Earth and Space Sciences Earth Resources Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are nonrenewable
ACSSU117 7 Physical Sciences Forces and Machines Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravitational attraction, acting on the object
ACSSU149 8 Biological Sciences Cells Cells are the basic units of living things and have specialised structures and functions
ACSSU150 8 Biological Sciences Organ Systems Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce
ACSSU151 8 Chemical Sciences Matter and Particles The properties of the different states of matter can be explained in terms of the motion and arrangement of particles
ACSSU152 8 Chemical Sciences Matter and Particles Differences between elements, compounds and mixtures can be described at a particle level
ACSSU153 8 Earth and Space Sciences Rocks and Minerals Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales
ACSSU155 8 Physical Sciences Energy Forms Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
ACSSU225 8 Chemical Sciences Chemical Reactions Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances
ACSSU175 9 Biological Sciences Organ Systems Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment
ACSSU176 9 Biological Sciences Ecology Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems
ACSSU177 9 Chemical Sciences Atomic Models All matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons; natural radioactivity arises from the decay of nuclei in atoms
ACSSU178 9 Chemical Sciences Chemical Reactions Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a chemical reaction mass is not created or destroyed
ACSSU179 9 Chemical Sciences Chemical Reactions Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer
ACSSU180 9 Earth and Space Sciences Plate Tectonics The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement
ACSSU182 9 Physical Sciences Energy Transfer Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models