The science curriculum aims to develop:
- an interest in science as a means of expanding students’ curiosity and willingness to explore and ask questions
- an understanding of living things, of Earth and its place in the cosmos, and of the physical and chemical processes, which includes a knowledge of the biological, chemical, physical, earth and space sciences
- an understanding of scientific inquiry and the ability to use a range of scientific inquiry methods, including questioning; planning and conducting experiments and investigations based on ethical principles; collecting and analysing data; evaluating results; and drawing critical, evidence-based conclusions
- an ability to communicate scientific understanding and findings
- an ability to solve problems and make informed, evidence-based decisions.
This learning area is organised into strands–Science Understanding which consists of biological sciences, chemical sciences, Earth and space sciences and physical sciences; Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills.
At Eumundi, the teaching of science by the classroom teachers is further enhanced through science being taught by a specialist teacher. In addition to this, scientific knowledge, concepts and skills are an integral part of our Enviro days at our unique Environmental Centre.