Suggestions for gathering information about student learning are provided in each of the activities in this module. Once satisfied that sufficient information has been collected, teachers may make judgments about students’ demonstration of outcomes. Typical demonstrations of this module’s intended outcomes are provided here to give teachers an indication of the pattern of behaviour to look for when making judgments.
Science and Society
4.3 Students present analyses of the short- and long-term effects of some of the ways in which science is used.
- describe the effects of various human impacts on waterways (e.g. soil erosion, nutrient loading)
- interpret data and draw conclusions about the health of a waterway
- relate tree-clearing to the problems caused by rising watertables.
5.3 Students analyse the relationship between social attitudes and decisions about the applications of science
- evaluate scenarios that represent various approaches to catchment management
- describe the community decision-making processes implicit in an integrated catchment management approach.
6.3 Students use scientific concepts to evaluate costs and benefits of applications of science.
- evaluate the costs and benefits of various catchment management approaches for a range of stakeholders within a catchment.
Life and Living
5.3 Students evaluate consequences of interactions which occur between the living and non-living parts of environments.
- explain the relationship between the clearing of trees high in a catchment and possible salting effects in lower areas.
Last reviewed 27 July 2010
Last updated 28 August 2008