19 minutes | Feb 28th 2020

Coronavirus is here - How can you protect yourself?

Fizzics TWIST is back! This is the second episode in our series of podcast experiments. Let us know what you think! 

 

Coronavirus is here and it can be both scary and confusing. What even are viruses and what make coronavirus different? 

In this episode we conduct an experiment about how viruses can be transmitted from person to person, and how you can prevent getting infected. 

 

This episode is curriculum linked from Year 5 to Year 10:

 

Year 5 

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043 - Scootle )

Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE081 - Scootle )

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083 - Scootle )

Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks (ACSIS086 - Scootle )

Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS087 - Scootle )

Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations (ACSIS091 - Scootle )

 

Year 6 

The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094 - Scootle )

Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE098 - Scootle )

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE100 - Scootle )

Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks (ACSIS086 - Scootle )

Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS087 - Scootle )

Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations (ACSIS091 - Scootle )

 

Year 7 

Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms (ACSSU111 - Scootle )

Scientific knowledge has changed peoples’ understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available

Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures (ACSHE223 - Scootle )

Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (ACSIS124 - Scootle )

Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (ACSIS125 - Scootle )

Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and collect data with accuracy (ACSIS126 - Scootle )

Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identifying improvements (ACSIS131 - Scootle )

Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims based on evidence (ACSIS132 - Scootle )

 

Year 8 

Cells are the basic units of living things; they have specialised structures and functions (ACSSU149 - Scootle )

Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs carrying out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce (ACSSU150 - Scootle )

Scientific knowledge has changed peoples’ understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available (ACSHE134 - Scootle )

Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures (ACSHE226 - Scootle )

Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (ACSIS139 - Scootle )

Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (ACSIS140 - Scootle )

Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and collect data with accuracy (ACSIS141 - Scootle )

Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions based on evidence (ACSIS145 - Scootle )

Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identifying improvements (ACSIS146 - Scootle )

Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims based on evidence (ACSIS234 - Scootle )

 

Year 9 

Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment (ACSSU175 - Scootle )

Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176 - Scootle )

Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS164 - Scootle )

Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and laboratory experimentation, to collect reliable data; assess risk and address ethical issues associated with these methods (ACSIS165 - Scootle )

Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies (ACSIS169 - Scootle )

Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS170 - Scootle )

Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible alternative explanations, and describe specific ways to improve the quality of the data (ACSIS171 - Scootle )

Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems (ACSIS172 - Scootle )

 

Year 10 

Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS198 - Scootle )

Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and laboratory experimentation, to collect reliable data; assess risk and address ethical issues associated with these methods (ACSIS199 - Scootle )

Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to collect and record data systematically and accurately (ACSIS200 - Scootle )

Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies (ACSIS203 - Scootle )

Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS204 - Scootle )

Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible alternative explanations, and describe specific ways to improve the quality of the data (ACSIS205 - Scootle )

Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems (ACSIS206 - Scootle )

 

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