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Science

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Science provides a practical way of answering interesting and important questions about the universe. This subject develops students' capacity to work scientifically, engage in inquiry, understand and appreciate the science encountered in everyday life and to work as part of a team engaging in cooperative learning.

Year 7

In semester one, students examine mixtures and how substances can be separated using a range of techniques.  Students also examine how energy appears in different forms and causes change within systems (Chemical and physical science).

In semester two,  students study predicable phenomena such as seasons and moon phases. Students also learn how classification helps scientists organise the diversity of life on Earth. The students will also study food chains and food webs (Earth/space and biological science).

Year 8

In semester one, students examine how energy appears in different forms and causes change within systems.  Students also study how cells are the basic units of living things. They will also learn about the organ systems of multi-cellular organisms (Physical and biological science).

In semester two, students examine the particle model of matter and how differences between elements, compounds and mixtures can be described at a particle level. Students also study how sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks are formed by processes that occur over a variety of timescales (Chemical and Earth/space science).

Year 9

In semester one, students examine how different forms of energy can be transferred in a variety of ways through different mediums. Students also study ecosystems and how organisms respond to these environments (Physical and biological science).

In semester two, students examine that all matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons. Students also identify human body systems and the ways in which they work together in balance to support life (Chemical and biological science).


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Last reviewed 16 September 2019
Last updated 16 September 2019