Though just 58 per cent of Year 6 students and 50 per cent of Year 10 students achieved the proficient standard in Science, according to the newly released NAP Science Literacy report, there are signs that students’ scientific understanding is improving.
Voiceless has released its latest classroom resource suite ‘Facts and Fishes’, providing scientifically backed information on fish sentience and addressing many of the misconceptions surrounding fish capabilities and intelligence.
As part of a new UNSW Sydney study, secondary students were introduced to the study of astrobiology to demonstrate “how science is done outside of a classroom”, with results showing it helped to instil a more accurate view of the nature of science: one that included the use of creativity and imagination.
The newly released Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report has raised concerns across the nation, with students in Australia recording their lowest results since this form of international testing began.
A new suite of resources from Foundation to Year 10 has been launched to support Science teachers in integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures into their lessons.