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Omega is a series of 10 lessons developed to comply with the Australian Biological Science Curriculum requirements available as a free digital learning resource.
It is a remarkable journey into the science of infectious diseases, epidemics and immunisation.
- Learn the science of what infectious diseases do and how vaccines work
- Explore the history and social impacts of infectious disease and vaccines
- Use mathematics and apply critical thinking to prevent disease outbreak
Classroom or home lessons
Innovation and equal access, inspiration for all
This mobile and web based program provides hands-on learning that enables students to see and experience disease from the safety of the classroom.
Students will have unprecedented exposure to infectious disease experts, cutting edge research projects, higher learning, industry groups and companies.
Each lesson contains:
- Short videos of explanations and interviews.
- Relevant theory, examples or background content.
- Short quiz that can be used as testing or discussion questions.
Meeting the year 9 biological science curriculum components
The lessons have been designed to meet the Year 9 Biological Science Curriculum Components from The Australian National Curriculum.
See more here at The Australian Curriculum.
- describing how the requirements for life (for example oxygen, nutrients, water and removal of waste) are provided through the coordinated function of body systems such as the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, nervous and excretory systems
- explaining how body systems work together to maintain a functioning body using models, flow diagrams or simulations
- investigating the response of the body to changes as a result of the presence of micro-organisms
- Scientific understanding, including models and theories, is contestable and is refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community
- Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and are often linked to scientific discoveries
- People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims, explanations or predictions, and advances in science can affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities
- Values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research
- Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically
- Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies
Throughout this journey we’ve met some great minds and experts from around the word.
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