In Year 9, the focus is to move students to a more independent mode of investigation, and to explore the connections that the Sciences have to technology and occupations. Students will be challenged to link their learning with the outside world in order to develop essential critical thinking and problem solving skills. The course focuses on engaging in Scientific ideas and promotes and increasingly international context to scientific activity – its impacts and limitations as well as the constant evolution of the body of scientific understanding
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 Atomic Model and Chemical Reactions
Energy Transfer and Renewable Technologies (STELR)
Plate Tectonics and the Rock Cycle
Biological Systems and Flows