Science is the subject where children find out about the natural and built worlds in a systematic way.
Science is both a body of knowledge and a process for investigating the world.
Through the study of Science our students come to understand themselves and their environment, as well as develop a curiosity about the world around them.
Through the study of science our students:
Develop skills in investigating by observing, exploring and experimenting.
Learn about living things e.g.
Learn about the earth and its environment e.g. the impact of weather and weathering
Learn about the built environment e.g. people build structures to meet their needs
Learn about physical phenomena e.g. living things and machines need energy to do things
Learn about technology e.g. new ways of being
Environmental understandings include how people, events and the natural world are connected. These understandings involve recognizing that the choices people make can have personal, social and environmental consequences. Each year the students explore a Sustainability unit of study as part of their specialist Science class each week. the issue of sustainability and Kinship of the Earth is also explored in several of our Religious Education subjects. Living sustainably is a message that informs many of the schools practices.
Within the school curriculum Science is studied as a specialist subject each week and may be a ‘driver’ of an inquiry unit of study.