Science is a compulsory full year subject in Year 10.
Curriculum students explore systems at different scales and connect microscopic and macroscopic properties to explain phenomena. Students explore the biological, chemical, geological and physical evidence for different theories, such as the theories of natural selection and the Big Bang. Atomic theory is developed to understand relationships within the periodic table. Understanding motion and forces are related by applying physical laws. Relationships between aspects of the living, physical and chemical world are applied to systems on a local and global scale and this enables students to predict how changes will affect equilibrium within these systems.
Students analyse how the periodic table organises elements and use it to make predictions about the properties of elements. They explain how chemical reactions are used to produce particular products and how different factors influence the rate of reactions.
Earth Science Topics
Students describe and analyse interactions and cycles within and between Earth’s spheres. They evaluate the evidence for scientific theories that explain the origin of the universe and the diversity of life on Earth.
Students explain the concept of energy conservation and represent energy transfer and transformation within systems. They apply relationships between force, mass and acceleration to predict changes in the motion of objects.
Students build on concepts learned in the Biological sciences and Earth sciences through exploration of genetics and the theory of evolution.
All students are encouraged to participate in a number of Science competitions, (approximately $8.00 each) and students can attend The Glossy Black Camp if they wish (approximately $110).
Knowing & Understanding
Processing and Evaluating
Inquiring & Designing
Reflecting on the impacts of Science