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Story 3 - Wollongong

Astronomy - Aboriginal Perspectives

In consultation with local Aboriginal community members, teachers in the Shellharbour/Wollongong group used the context of astronomy to develop this Stage 4 unit of work. The parts of this unit that incorporate Aboriginal perspectives content from the Science Years 7-10 Syllabus are shown below.

The Cosmos - Things in the SkyStudents consider the importance of the knowledge of the heavens to past and present cultures' views of the physical and metaphysical worlds.
Our Solar SystemStudents investigate explanations from different cultures for the occurrences of day, night and seasons.

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