The study of Science aims to provide students with both a body of knowledge and an understanding of the Scientific approach to problem solving. The ability to formulate hypotheses, design and carry out investigations to test them, and evaluate results constitutes the framework within which specific content is presented. The focus of this course, is to prepare students for the rigour of specialist scientific studies at the SACE level.
Examples of tasks/topics
Included are topics from the four main branches of Science; Physical, Chemical, Biological and Earth/Astrophysical as governed by the Australian Curriculum with a focus on the related concepts and issues.
- The Periodic Table and Chemical Products
- Motion, Energy and Forces (including Engineering Connections)
- The ‘Big Bang’ and the Cycles of Nature
- Genetics and Evolution