Outcomes – Science Stage 4 Living World

Knowledge and Understanding:

  • Living World (LW) – students develop their understanding of living things. They investigate the diversity of living things, including plants, animals and micro-organisms, as well as their interdependence and interactions with each other and their environment. They explore their life cycles and structural features and how these aid survival.
  • SC4-14LW - relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction
  • SC4-15LW - explains how new biological evidence changes people's understanding of the world


  • LW1 There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity. (ACSSU111)
  • LW2 Cells are the basic units of living things and have specialised structures and functions. (ACSSU149)
  • LW3 Multicellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce. (ACSSU150)
  • LW4 Scientific knowledge changes as new evidence becomes available, and some scientific discoveries have significantly changed people's understanding of the world. (ACSHE119, ACSHE134)
  • LW5 Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to conserving and managing sustainable ecosystems. (ACSSU112)



  • Develop knowledge, understanding of and skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically
  • SC4-4WS identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge
  • SC4-6WS follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually
  • SC4-7WS processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions