This is a one semester core subject for all students in year 10. The curriculum covers all four subject areas of the Victorian Science Curriculum; Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Space.

The topics to be covered are:

  • Chemistry; exploring how similarities in the chemical behaviour of elements and their compounds, their atomic structures, and their properties, are represented in the way the periodic table has been constructed.
  • Biology; investigating the role of DNA and genes in cell division and simple genetic inheritance.
  • Earth and Space; Understanding that global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.

Students are encouraged to improve their scientific understanding and skills by interacting with a variety of learning experiences that includes an emphasis on laboratory work and safety, thus enhancing their science inquiry skills. The nature, development, use and influence of science are explored.

Students record and communicate their progress using a variety of techniques such as workbook entries, interactives, written scientific reports, posters, models and multimedia presentations.

Contact Teacher - Kara Vella