Units of work
Visit the Science curriculum page for downloadable scope and sequences, sample units and assessments for the following subjects:
- Earth and Environmental Science
- Investigating Science
These units can be adapted to support teachers to deliver learning at home and school.
Learning from home programs
These programs, created by department curriculum experts, can be adapted to support teachers delivering learning from home or in the classroom.
Module 1 – Photosynthesis (3 hours)
In this unit, students investigate the biochemical processes of photosynthesis, cell respiration, and the removal of cellular products and wastes in eukaryotic cells.
Module 1 – photosynthesis (DOCX 70KB)
Module 3 – Adaptations (3 hours)
In this unit, students explore how structural, physiological, and behavioral adaptations increase an organisms’ ability to survive.
Module 3 – adaptations (DOCX 146KB)
Antibiotic resistance (3 hours)
In this unit, students will understand the importance of using antibiotics appropriately to effectively control infectious diseases.
Antibiotic resistance (DOCX 48KB)
Hydrocarbons properties (3 hours)
Students conduct an investigation to compare the properties of organic chemical compounds within a homologous series, and explain these differences in terms of bonding
Module 3 – Investigating waves
In this unit, students analyse waves and the transfer of energy by sound, light and thermodynamic principles.
Module 3 – investigating waves (DOCX 164KB)
Module 3 – The inverse law
In this unit, students develop their working scientifically skills and their understanding of sound energy and energy transformations.
There are also digital student resources and activities located in our filterable resource library that are suitable for flexible delivery of learning.
Additionally, find ideas and activities on our curated list of external links.
Distance education resources
Access HSC distance education resources developed to support students that cannot access a physical school. The Distance education network offers these documents to support teachers in delivering off-campus learning. They are not designed for all learning contexts and are not expected to address all syllabus outcomes. Curriculum experts are reviewing them and when quality-assured versions are available they will be highlighted.
While the resources support independent student study, they must be used in consultation with their subject teacher.