Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Scientific language

About this Illustration of Practice

Year 7 students are encouraged to use scientific language when discussing scientific processes and undertaking scientific experiments. The teacher scaffolds his discussions with the class to reinforce the use of scientific language.  Students are encouraged to compare their experiment results and reflect on how and why variations in results occur.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.2
Content selection and organisation
Career stage
Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs.
  1. In what ways can content be organised to support well-sequenced learning for your students?
  2. How do you select experimental activities to deliver content in a coherent and organised manner?
Learning area
Year level
Year 7
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
Telopea Park School
Australian Capital Territory
Year level
Year 7
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Stage of schooling
School type
School location
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Telopea Park School was established in 1923, and since 1984 it has been a bi-national French–Australian school. The school operates with three streams, a K–6 bilingual stream, an English-French Stream 7–10 leading to the French Baccalauréat and a comprehensive 7–10 English stream. All secondary students undertake the Middle Years Program of the International Baccalauréat. The school is located in central southern Canberra, and has an international character with over 70 nationalities represented in the student population.

Content provider
Education Services Australia

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