Science

Science provides an empirical way of answering interesting and important questions about the biological, physical and technological world. The knowledge it produces has proved to be a reliable basis for action in our personal, social and economic lives. 

Year 7 - 10

Year 7

  • Mixtures and Solutions
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Food Chains and Webs
  • The Unique Earth
  • Forces

Year 8 

  • Atoms, Reactions and The Scientific Method
  • Animals and Plants
  • Energy Sources
  • Rocks and Minerals

Year 9

  • Body Systems
  • The Changing Earth
  • Waves and Electricity
  • Patterns of Chemistry

Year 10

In Year 10 students are required to choose one of the following Science subjects:

  • Applied Science
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Science

Students can also choose from the following Science electives:

  • Agricultural Practices
  • Marine Studies
  • STEM

An exploratory and elective subject in years 7-10. Through studying Agricultural Studies, students will be engaged in hands-on activities that are pertinent to rural settings and skills that are transferable to many other facets of life.

Year 7

  • Farm Safety Induction
  • God's Principles of Stewardship

Year 8

  • Introduction to Farming in Australia
  • Landcare - Caring for Our Country
  • Property Management Biosecurity
  • Paddock to Plate

Year 9

  • Introduction to Agriculture - Vegetable Crops
  • Small Machines Jigsaws, Drills and Vacuums
  • Dairy Production and Hand Tools
  • Tractors and ATVs

Year 10

  • The Australian Cattle Industry
  • Sustainable Farming Practices
  • BioSecurity - Farming and the Future
  • Agricultural Biosecurity

Year 7

  • Lego Ball Machine and Booklet

Year 8

  • Environmental Power
  • The Perfect Instrument
  • The Geared Crane
  • Electron Powers

Year 9

  • Da Vinci's Machines
  • Mr R's New Home
  • Pully Power
  • Chemical Arts

Year 10

  • Radio Control (RC) Technology
  • Reverse Engineering
  • The Fundamentals of Science
  • Physics Toolkit 

Year 11 - 12

Biology provides opportunities for students to engage with living systems. Students develop their understanding of cells and multicellular organisms. They engage with the concept of maintaining the internal environment. They study biodiversity and the interconnectedness of life. This knowledge is linked with the concepts of heredity and the continuity of life. 

Chemistry is the study of materials and their properties and structure. Students study atomic theory, chemical bonding, and the structure and properties of elements and compounds. They explore intermolecular forces, gases, aqueous solutions, acidity and rates of reaction. They study equilibrium processes and redox reactions. They explore organic chemistry, synthesis and design to examine the characteristic chemical properties and chemical reactions displayed by different classes of organic compounds. 

Food & Nutrition is the study of food in the context of food science, nutrition and food technologies, considering overarching concepts of waste management, sustainability and food protection. 

Physics provides opportunities for students to engage with classical and modern understandings of the universe. Students learn about the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics, electricity and nuclear processes; and about the concepts and theories that predict and describe the linear motion of objects.

Agricultural Practices provides opportunities for students to explore, experience and learn knowledge and practical skills valued in agricultural workplaces and other settings. Through these learning experiences, students build their understanding of expectations for work in agricultural settings and develop an understanding of career pathways, jobs and other opportunities available for participating in and contributing to agricultural activities.

The subject Aquatic Practices investigates how Australians interact with their coastal waters, freshwater rivers, lakes and wetlands. Australia’s seas and inland waterways have always played a critical role in supporting human habitation and culture, from pre-colonisation to the present day. 

Science is a dynamic, collaborative and future-focused field of human endeavour that has emerged from a need to understand natural phenomena. Studying science contributes to the development of a sense of wonder and engagement with the natural world. To have an informed voice in charting the future of society and to effectively participate in society and everyday life, where science and technology play significant and increasing roles, students need to be scientifically literate. 

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