Science



Science Week

Lunchtime Activity - the chemistry of Bath Bombs

 

Science provides a way of answering interesting and important questions about the biological, physical and technological world.  Science is taught in order for our students to make sense of our world through explicit teaching as well as making predictions and solving problems.  The Science curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important scientific concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, the contribution of science to our lives and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and if they wish, to pursue science-related careers. 

In addition, students studying science can experience the joy of scientific discovery and nurture their natural curiosity about the world around them.  By doing so they can develop critical and creative thinking skills and challenge themselves to identify questions, apply new knowledge and explain science phenomena and draw evidence-based conclusions using scientific methods.  

 

Students are encouraged to participate in science and inquire about the world in many non-classroom experiences including Science Week, STEM excursions, The Science competition and the end of year STEM program to name a few. 

 

 

Subjects available in the Science faculty include

 

Science Yrs 7-10

Science is taught as a core subject from year 7 to 10 and students will develop skills and knowledge in topics such as

  • Experimental design and reporting
  • Structure of the atomic universe
  • The interactions between everyday chemicals
  • The operation of the human body
  • Force and motion
  • and many more skills and concepts

Electives Yr 9

  • Psychology 
  • STEM

Electives Yr 10

  • Advanced Science: Chemistry and Physics
  • Advanced Science: Biology and Chemistry
  • Forensic Science 

Accelerated Subject Yr 10 (subject to approval)

  • Psychology Unit 1&2

VET

  • Lab Skills

VCE

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology

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