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In the sciences, the headings used to group the experiences and outcomes are:


Planet Earth                 Forces                 Electricity and waves                 Biological systems                 Materials                 Topical science

Learning in the sciences will enable your child to:


  • develop curiosity and understanding of the environment and their place in the living, material and physical world

  • demonstrate a secure knowledge and understanding of the big ideas and concepts of the sciences

  • develop skills for learning, life and work

  • develop the skills of scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques

  • develop skills in the accurate use of scientific language, formulae and equations

  • apply safety measures and take necessary actions to control risk and hazards

  • recognise the impact science makes on their life, the lives of others, on the environment and in society

  • recognise the role of creativity and inventiveness in the development of science

  • develop an understanding of the Earth's resources and the need for responsible use of them

  • express opinions and make decisions on social, moral, ethical, economic and environmental issues, based upon sound understanding

  • develop as a scientifically-literate citizen with a lifelong interest in science

  • establish the foundation for more advanced learning and future careers in science and technology​.


In addition, there are key skills embedded within the curriculum and developed progressively from Early Level to Fourth Level under the headings:


  • Inquiry and investigative skills

  • Scientific analytical thinking skills

  • Skills and attributes of scientifically literate citizens​

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