Planning, programming and assessing science 7–10

Resources to help you plan, program and assess science 7–10.

The Science Years 7–10 Syllabus (2018) emphasises inquiry-based learning. Students explore the physical world, earth and space, living world, and chemical world embedding the working scientifically skills of:

  • questioning and predicting
  • planning investigations
  • conducting investigations
  • processing and analysing data and information
  • communicating.

Programming includes sample scope and sequences and advice on developing contexts in learning units.


Resources created within the department are found in our science 7–10 resource catalogue.

These resources are categorised into the different aspects and strands of the syllabus and are to be used as a guide. You should adapt resources to best suit the individual and diverse needs of their students and take into account where the learning activity fits into learning and teaching programs.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Science Years 7–10 Syllabus (2018) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012.

Enhance students' critical thinking skills by examining conspiracy theorists' claims about flat Earth and the Moon landing through a scientific lens in Space conspiracy theories (DOCX 666 KB).

These resources were developed by teachers from schools in Orange and Illawarra to assist with the implementation of the Science Years 7–10 and Stage 6 Earth and Environmental Science syllabuses.

The following websites are useful for classroom use.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Science Years 7–10 Syllabus (2018) page contains useful information for the teaching of Stages 4 and 5 science.

For additional support contact an advisor.


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