Have you ever wondered why astronauts avoid fizzy drinks like Coca Cola in space, or why magnets held near televisions upset the picture? In Science, these questions and many others are answered.
Science gives students the opportunity to make discoveries through experimentation, exploration and research. There is a strong emphasis on practical work during which students learn to ask questions, devise experiments and formulate conclusions. They learn to work as individuals and as a team.
Students’ progress is continually monitored with problem solving tasks, practical tasks, theory tests and research tasks. They are placed in classes with students of similar ability to ensure that they work at the level that challenges them and helps them achieve their potential. Placement in a class is reviewed at the end of each semester allowing considerable mobility between classes.
The work covered in Years 9 and 10 is an extension of what was introduced in Years 7 and 8, and prepares students for the Science courses studied in Years 11 and 12.