Scientific Studies S
An understanding of the scientific method.
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and Personal Development and Work.
Through Scientific Studies students develop knowledge of scientific principles and concepts through their own investigations. They develop the skills and abilities to explain scientific phenomena, and to draw evidence-based conclusions from investigations of science-related issues. In this way, students develop scientific knowledge and skills to support them in their future career pathways, including those that are science-related and everyday life in a world shaped by science and technology.
There are opportunities for students to explore links between learning in science and in other areas, and to discuss historical, social, ethical and environmental contexts.
Examples of themes and topics could be:
The importance of science in contemporary Australia
Climate change, Water conservation, Recycling, Air quality, Sustainability, Carbon trading
Biotechnology: Past, present and Future; What is Biotechnology, Human Uses, Environment, Food and Agriculture
Note: Scientific Studies A and B are independent programs of work, it is not a requirement to have completed Scientific Studies A in order to study Scientific Studies B.
Students will participate in field trips which may cost up to $20.00.
Assessment Type 1:
Investigation Folio: Group Investigation and Issues Investigation.
Assessment Type 2:
Skills & Application Tasks.
Assessment Type 3:
Assessment Type 4: