There are 12 HSW categories that we must be familiar with. This post lists them. Further posts will expand on how the content is relevant to a given category.
HSW1: Use theories, models and ideas to develop and modify scientific explanations.
HSW2: Use knowledge and understanding to pose scientific questions, define scientific problems, present scientific arguments and scientific ideas.
HSW3: Use appropriate methodology, including ICT, to answer scientific questions and solve scientific problems.
HSW4: Carry out experimental and investigative activities, including appropriate risk management, in a range of contexts.
HSW5: Analyse and interpret data to provide evidence, recognising correlations and causal relationships.
HSW6: Evaluate methodology, evidence and data, and resolve conflicting evidence.
HSW7: Appreciate the tentative nature of scientific knowledge.
HSW8: Communicate information and ideas in appropriate ways using appropriate terminology.
HSW9: Consider applications and implications of science and appreciate their associated benefits and risks.
HSW10: Consider ethical issues in the treatment of humans, other organisms and the environment.
HSW11: Appreciate the role of the scientific community in validating new knowledge and ensuring integrity.
HSW12: Appreciate the ways in which society uses science to inform decision making.