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​Science provides a means for answering interesting and important questions about the biological, physical and technological world. Science is a dynamic, collaborative and creative human endeavour arising from our desire to understand and make sense of our world through exploration, predicting and solving problems.

The Australian Curriculum: Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes across the four strands of Biological, Chemical, Physical and Earth and Space Sciences.

Our students engage in the Scientific Inquiry approaches and processes  of identifying and posing questions; planning, conducting and reflecting on investigations; processing, analysing and interpreting evidence; and communicating findings.  Science investigations are activities in which ideas, predictions or hypotheses are tested and conclusions are drawn in response to a question or problem.  Investigations can involve a range of activities, including experimental testing, field work, locating and using information sources, conducting surveys and using modelling or simulations.  In science investigations, collection and analysis of data and evidence play a major role. 

The five sub-strands of Science Inquiry Skills are:

  • questioning and predicting
  • planning and conducting investigations
  • processing and analysing data or information
  • evaluating the available evidence
  • communicating findings.