Children naturally love exploring their world, solving problems and asking ’tricky’ questions . Many children come to our school with in-depth knowledge of a Science topic that they have a personal interest or experience in. Students are encouraged to share their expert knowledge with their classmates and topics are explored through an inquiry based model that starts with what the students already know and builds on their knowledge.
Students in each year level participate in a unit of work in each of the four areas of Science:
Term 2 Physical Science
Term 3 Chemical Science
Term 4 Earth and Space
Specific skills are developed throughout the units and students are encouraged to represent their findings in a variety of ways.
Further information about the Victorian Science Curriculum can be found through this link:
Everyone’s favourite area in our Science Room is our Science Table. Students are encouraged to bring contributions to display and share on this table. Wow we have had some interesting contributions! Any contribution is welcome, something as simple as a seed pod or an old phone is fascinating to explore with a magnifying glass.
This year we are looking forward to moving into our brand new Science Room with its own garden to develop. We are also planning to explore more STEM activities in each year level and incorporate Ipads in our Year Five and Six Program.