Science 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Burton

Science is a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural, physical world and the wider universe. It involves:

  • generating and testing ideas,
  • gathering evidence – including by making observations
  • carrying out investigations and modelling
  • communicating and debating with others – in order to develop scientific knowledge, understanding, and explanations.

This course will provide a broad foundation in Science for all students. You will learn key concepts associated with biology, chemistry and physics. There will be a mix of internally and externally assessed standards offered to you in this course depending on student interest and pathways.

Learning Areas:

Senior Science


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