Unfortunately, local Indigenous science resources are yet to be developed. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list, to be sent an update once these are available.

In the meantime, we recommend the following resources from other areas of Australia. When using these, it is important to identify their source and the traditional owners of the area in which they were developed.

We have also put together some possible curriculum links – parts of the Victorian Science Curriculum that likely links up to knowledge within our community. We are looking for teachers who are keen to explore these links and develop curriculum and can provide time release (covered by a CRT) – please email us if you are interested.

Resources to Explore

Possible Curriculum Links

Victorian Curriculum Content Descriptor

Possible Relevant Local Knowledge

Years 7–8

Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations

  • investigating strategies implemented to maintain part of the local environment, such as bushland, a beach, a lake, a desert or a shoreline

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation do considerable work around the preservation of the Goulburn and Murray Rivers.  This includes collaboration with River Connect and Parks Victoria.  

YYNAC’s contact details are:

  • (03) 5832 0222
  • reception@yynac.com.au

Years 7–8

Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs and can be affected by human activity

  • researching examples of human impacts on specific ecosystems, for example, the use of fire by traditional Aboriginal people, the effects of palm oil harvesting, deforestation, agricultural practices or the introduction of new species

Years 7–8

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and the Moon (VCSSU099)

Years 7–8

Water is an important resource that cycles through the environment (VCSSU101)

Years 9–10

The Universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems; the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin of the Universe.