Science is a dynamic, forward-looking, collaborative human endeavour that provides a distinctive way of thinking about and explaining the events and phenomena in the world. Science education endeavours to foster students’ curiosity, imagination and wonder. Science is a field of study, and in it grows opportunities to learn collective wisdom garnered over history. Therefore, there should be an historical context when we teach science and a focus on Scientific Enquiry as a methodology.
- Environmental Science – a broad focus directly related to the environment:
- Meteorology, Soils and Compost, Hydrology, Habitats and Ecology, Waste Management, Energy, Matter, Life (with a focus on Biology & Anatomy), Minerals
- Chemistry – with a focus on organic chemistry
- Physics – with a focus on Engineering – examining forces, machines incl. robotics & drone technology, sound engineering
- Astronomy and Space – with a focus on Time, the Universe, Celestial Bodies and Exploration.
“Science is a process of inquiry which involves questioning, predicting, hypothesising, investigating and gathering evidence, organising data to elicit patterns, testing and refining ideas, developing explanations for natural phenomena and communicating these to others.” – Curriculum Corporation, 2008