Junior Syllabus (7 -10)

AIM

Years 7 -10

The aim of the Science Years 7–10 Syllabus is to develop students':

  • interest in and enthusiasm for science, as well as an appreciation of its role in finding solutions to contemporary science-related problems and issues
  • knowledge and understanding of the nature and practice of scientific inquiry, and skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically
  • scientific knowledge of and about phenomena within the natural world and the application of their understanding to new situations and events
  • appreciation of the development and dynamic nature of scientific knowledge, its influence in improving understanding of the natural world and the contribution of evidence-based decisions in informing societies' use of science and technology.

OBJECTIVE

 
VALUES
 

Students:

  • develop an appreciation of the contribution of science to finding solutions to personal, social and global issues relevant to their lives now and in the future
  • develop a willingness to use evidence and reason to engage with and respond to scientific and technological ideas as informed, reflective citizens.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Students:

  • develop an appreciation of the contribution of science to finding solutions to personal, social and global issues relevant to their lives now and in the future
  • develop a willingness to use evidence and reason to engage with and respond to scientific and technological ideas as informed, reflective citizens.