Science

Science

Science topics are explored through Investigation Time in Prep/1/2 and through ERP’s in Years 3-6

 The Science curriculum aims to ensure that students develop an interest in science as a means of expanding their curiosity and willingness to explore, ask questions about and speculate on the changing world in which they live.

The science curriculum is broken into the areas: 

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

 In Years P-2 students investigate the concepts of:

  • Magnets
  • Sound
  • Colour and light
  • Life cycles
  • Day and night
  • Seasons

In Years 3-4 students:

  • Classify a range of materials as a solid, liquid or gas
  • Investigate and discover forces such as push and pull
  • Describe features of living things
  • Describe how features of the landscape can change due to weathering and erosion
  • Describe the relationship between day and night and the Earth

 In Years 5-6 students:

  • Identify the characteristics of chemical change
  • Investigate the systems in the human body
  • Identify relationships between food chains and the environment
  • Look at the Moon and the Earth as part of the solar system
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity