The investigating science course is multidisciplinary and develops students' abilities to engage with scientific processes to investigate personal, community and global scientific issues.
Investigating science is designed to be aimed at all students. The course promotes active inquiry and evidence based investigations. It provides opportunities for problem solving and making informed scientific decisions. Students can engage in examples and situations that relate to biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics.
Support materials for the investigating science syllabus
The following support materials may be adapted by teachers to meet the individual needs of their schools. The support materials were developed by NSW public school teachers as part of the Stage 6 mEsh project where 62 teachers led writing teams (over 150 teachers) across NSW.
- 11INS module 1: cause and effect - the role of observations (DOCX 71KB)
- 11INS module 1: cause and effect - observations (DOCX 62KB)
- 11INS module 1: cause and effect - observations as evidence (DOCX 57KB)
- 11INS module 4: theories and laws (DOCX 63KB)
- 12INS module 6: technologies (DOCX 61KB)
- 12INS module 7: fact or fallacy (DOCX 59KB)
- 12INS module 8: influence of economic, social and political forces on scientific research (DOCX 66KB)
- 11INS module 1: cause and effect sample depth study (DOCX 51KB)
- 11INS module 1: sample depth study on consumer products (DOCX 47KB)
- 11INS module 1: constructing scientific models sample depth study (ZIP 211KB)
- 11INS module 1: observing pH sample depth study (DOCX 49KB)
- 11INS module 4: models and laws sample depth study (DOCX 55KB)
- 11INS module 4: depth study ideas (DOCX 45KB)
- 12INS module 8: science and society sample depth study (DOCX 49KB)