In this unit students are given an opportunity to develop a number of scientific process skills including aspects related to higher order learning:

  • planning an investigation, discussing procedures, searching for information, developing argumentation skills and/or making justified decisionsin addition to conceptual science acquisition;
  • using empirical evidence to assist learning and decision-making;
  • using creative and critical thinking skills.

The unit of photosynthesis also has learning objectives/ outcomes which include nature of science aspects such as the conceptions that scientific ideas are subject to change, science demands evidence and science is a complex social activity.