Planning, programming and assessing science 7–10

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

The new Science 7–10 Syllabus (2023) is to be implemented in 2026.

2024 and 2025 – Plan and prepare to teach the new syllabus

2026 – Start teaching new syllabus

Science 7–10 Syllabus (2023)

These resources have been developed to assist teachers in creating learning that is contextualised to their classroom. They can be used as a basis for the teacher’s own program, assessment, or scope and sequence, or as an example of how the new curriculum could be implemented.

They 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 your students' diverse needs and consider where the learning activity fits into learning and teaching programs.

Science Years 7–10 Syllabus (2018)

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 Science Years 7–10 Syllabus (2018)

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.

For additional support contact an adviser.


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