Applications of Science

Year 10
Subject Information

Applications of Science is an option Science subject in semester 2 of Year 10. Students must study 1 science in each semester of year 10. It is recommended that students who do not wish to study science in Stage 1 and 2 should pick this as their compulsory 2nd semester of science.

Subject Description

Through a focus on science inquiry skills and scientific ways of observing, questioning, and thinking, students in Applications of Science actively investigate and respond to authentic, engaging, and complex questions, problems, or challenges. Applied science is the application of existing scientific knowledge to practical applications, like technology or inventions. Within natural science, disciplines that are basic science develop basic information to predict and perhaps explain and understand phenomena in the natural world.

Students undertake the study of 3 or 4 topics which are selected based on student interests.

Examples of topics for study may include:

  • Marine Biology

  • Sports Science

  • Forensic Science

  • The Universe

  • Health & Disease

Course Fees


Additional Costs

All students are encouraged to participate in a number of Science competitions, (approximately $8.00 each)

Criterion A:

Knowing & Understanding

Criterion C:

Processing and Evaluating

Criterion B:

Inquiring & Designing

Criterion D:

Reflecting on the impacts of Science

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