In this unit students are given an opportunity to develop a number of scientific process skills including aspects related to higher order learning:
- planning an investigation, discussing procedures, searching for information, developing argumentation skills and/or making justified decisionsin addition to conceptual science acquisition;
- using empirical evidence to assist learning and decision-making;
- using creative and critical thinking skills.
The unit of photosynthesis also has learning objectives/ outcomes which include nature of science aspects such as the conceptions that scientific ideas are subject to change, science demands evidence and science is a complex social activity.