Science

Science can be used to provide explanations and models of behaviour for phenomena and objects around us. It can also be used to investigate the interrelationships between the natural, physical and material worlds. The study of science can be used as a vehicle for teaching critical-thinking skills and as a way of exploring the world. The development of ways of investigating and using evidence enables students to interact with the world around them.  Areas of study include:

Living Things

  • The form and characteristics of living things affect their behaviour and functioning.
  • There are a variety of living things on the Earth, which change over time.
  • Humans interact with ecosystems and this raises ethical and sustainability issues.

Earth + Space

  • Earth and space have distinctive features and are subject to natural laws.
  • Earth and space systems continue to be shaped by the changes they experience.
  • Humans interact with the Earth and this raises ethical and sustainability issues.


Materials + Matter

  • The chemical and physical properties of materials are determined by their structure.
  • Materials can behave and change in a variety of ways.
  • Humans use and apply their knowledge and understanding of materials, which can raise ethical and sustainability issues.

Forces + Energy

  • The behaviour of objects is determined by the forces that act on them.
  • Energy can be transferred, transformed and stored.
  • Humans use energy and this raises ethical and sustainability issues.
  • Humans use and apply their understanding of forces and energy to invent tools and machines.

 

 








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