Science incorporates three cohesive strands of the curriculum, including: understanding, human endeavour and inquiry of skills. The science curriculum supports students learning by developing their scientific knowledge, understanding and skills of a variety of interesting topics, including; Biology, Chemistry, Physic, Earth and Space. Students explore these topics by conducting scientific investigations, experiments and research, which enables students to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues. The science curriculum will help students to develop creative and critical thinking skills, by identify challenging questions and formulating evidence-based conclusions, using scientific methods. The unique nature of science provides students the opportunity to solve problems and convey ideas by proposing a plausible hypothesis, analysing data and information, evaluating evidence and communicating their ideas through a justified conclusion.
YEAR 7 and 8
students in Year 7 and 8 science will consider
the importance of water and the water cycle. They distinguish between mixtures,
including solutions, and pure substances. Students compare a range of
separation techniques and assess which techniques can be used for specific
9 students examine,
inquire and explain ways in which energy can be transferred through different
mediums using the particle model. Students will have opportunities to form hypotheses
and investigate quantitative and qualitative data and information on the flow
of electrical energy and heat energy.