Science

Background/Rationale

The aim of the Science curriculum is to provide students with a solid foundation in Science knowledge, understanding, skills and values. The curriculum will also provide opportunities to foster an interest in Science and a curiosity to speculate, question and explore the world. Students should be able to identify and investigate scientific questions and draw evidence-based conclusions. Science is a human endeavour that students should learn to appreciate and apply to daily life. Scientific advances have been made by many people from many different cultures.

 

Curriculum

All students have timetabled Science lessons conducted by the class teachers. Teachers use the Australian Curriculum content to plan programmes of work for their classes. The Australian Curriculum: Science has three interrelated strands: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills. These strands contain sub strands which further clarify concepts to be taught. In addition, the curriculum has six overarching ideas that support key aspects of each strand.  Further information can be obtained from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/science/Rationale.

 

Class Work

Many classes use Primary Connections which is aligned with the rationale and aims of the Australian Curriculum: Science. The P & C have generously supported the school with funds to develop the kits of equipment for classes to use. The Rotary Club has also donated handheld microscopes. As Primary Connections has units of work for P-6, Kindergarten follows other units. 

Students will have opportunities to work both individually and cooperatively to investigate scientific concepts. Whenever possible students will be involved in hands on inquiry-based activities. The teaching of Science often involves the integration of ideas from other key learning areas.

 

Click here to go to the Parent Information page that contains Science website links for Parents and Students.