Finding scientific solutions

Finding scientific solutions
Publication Date: January, 2014
Type of Resource: Unit of Work

This web page is a teacher resource which has a strong focus on the Science as a Human Endeavour strand of the Australian Curriculum: Science.


Students investigate how scientists work to solve problems that affect people’s lives and the lives of other organisms. They examine how scientists identify problems and gather evidence to develop explanations.


The resource supports teachers in providing a scaffold for teaching the content using investigation questions already developed by students.


The resource also provides assessment tasks to gather evidence on student understanding.

Additional Information

This resource is an online Flash-based resource, which can also be printed. No sign-in or subscription required. The resource provides a separate list of media for the unit as well as supporting online materials.


This resource is Flash-based and so will not work on Apple iPads.

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