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Year 10 Science

The study of Science in Year 10 requires students to  develop questions and hypotheses and independently design and improve appropriate methods of investigation, including field work and laboratory experimentation. They explain how they have considered reliability, safety, fairness and ethical actions in their methods and identify where digital technologies can be used to enhance the quality of data. When analysing data, selecting evidence and developing and justifying conclusions, they identify alternative explanations for findings and explain any sources of uncertainty. Students evaluate the validity and reliability of claims made in secondary sources with reference to currently held scientific views, the quality of the methodology and the evidence cited. They construct evidence-based arguments and select appropriate representations and text types to communicate science ideas for specific purposes.

General Science Resources

SEARCHING for information on the internet is often a starting point.

As a scientist we recommend that you become familiar with Google Scholar in order to access a more academic level of information.

You should also SEARCH databases, including those listed below.

Your can search our Science in Context database

National Science Digital Library is a free searchable database

Don't forget to use your free memberships of the State Library of Queensland to SEARCH their databases

SLQ databases e.g. JStor, Proquest

MAGAZINES

You can find copies of this weekly publication, New Scientist, in Westcourt iCentre

You can also SEARCH online to read articles

Cosmos and Science News are other searchable science online magazines

Chemistry

CHEMISTRY is the study of the composition, behaviour and properties of matter and of the elements of the earth and its atmosphere.

Physics

PHYSICS is the study of energy, forces, mechanics, waves and the structure of atoms and the physical universe.

APA Referencing Examples and Generator

Research Steps

Clickview Science Folder