Science(Secondary)

YEAR 7 AND 8 SCIENCE

 Science in Years 7 & 8 involves all the major areas of science including an introduction to laboratory skills and safety. The curriculum is consistent with the SACSA strands and includes:

Earth and Space – Earth Processes, Space Energy Systems – Electricity, Forces

Life Systems – Classification of organisms, Nature and Habitats of Living Systems Matter – Substances and Reactions, Matter and its properties

YEAR 9 SCIENCE

Course overview: Students cover a range of topics from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Environmental/Earth Sciences including: Systems of the human body and defence against infection and disease, elements, compounds and mixtures, energy transmission, ecosystems and the changing earth. Science in Years 7 & 8 involves all the major areas of science including an introduction to laboratory  skills and safety. The course is consistent with the Australian Curriculum and includes the following strands:

Science Understandings:

Includes… Biological, Chemical, Earth and Space and Physical Sciences Science as a Human Endeavour

Science Inquiry Skills

 

Assessment: Students are assessed on the Australian Curriculum

Assessment items include participation and performance in practical activities, practical reports,  projects and end of semester exams and casual testing.

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