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Junior course

Aim

The aim of the Science Years 7 to 10 syllabus is to develop students':

  • Interest in and enthusiasm for science, as well as an appreciation of its role in finding solutions to contemporary science-related problems and issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of the nature and practice of scientific inquiry, and skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically
  • Scientific knowledge of and about phenomena within the natural world and the application of their understanding to new situations and events
  • Appreciation of the development and dynamic nature of scientific knowledge, its influence in improving understanding of the natural world and the contribution of evidence-based decisions in informing societies' use of science and technology.

Objective

Values

Students:

  • Develop an appreciation of the contribution of science to finding solutions to personal, social and global issues relevant to their lives now and in the future
  • Develop a willingness to use evidence and reason to engage with and respond to scientific and technological ideas as informed, reflective citizens.

Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

Students:

  • Develop an appreciation of the contribution of science to finding solutions to personal, social and global issues relevant to their lives now and in the future
  • Develop a willingness to use evidence and reason to engage with and respond to scientific and technological ideas as informed, reflective citizens.

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