Science

Science


This statement was constructed in the time in which the CSFII was our curriculum document, although much of what was true then will remain so. We are currently reviewing our curriculum statements in light of the new VELS curriculum, and will update this page soon.

 

Rationale

At Annunciation we believe that science education enables students to make informed decisions about both their lifestyle and the environment. Science education prepares students for the workforce, it encourages them to develop inquiry skills and to “ respect and share responsibility for the local and global environment.” Through science education students will also learn to appreciate the contributions that other cultures have given to scientific development.

 

Aims

Through learning science students will:

  • acquire scientific skills and conceptual knowledge
  • acquire and use the skills of scientific investigation, reasoning and analysis ton ask questions and seek solutions.
  • develop scientific attributes, for example, flexibility, curiosity, critical reflection, respect for evidence and ethical considerations.
  • recognise and understand the strengths and limitations of science.
  • be able to interpret and communicate scientific ideas effectively.
  • appreciate the dynamic role of science in social and technological change.

( CSF 11, SCIENCE page 5 )

 

Objectives

At Annunciation science is developed as part of our Integrated Studies based on a two year cycle. This cycle follows the strand structure of the Curriculum Standards Framework 11 document.

  • Level One ; Biological Science, Chemical Science.
  • Level Two ; Earth and Space, Physical Science.
  • Level Three ; Biological Science, Chemical Science.
  • Level Four ; Earth and Space, Physical Science.

In order to implement an effective science program we:

  • use appropriate scientific vocabulary to describe and explain observations and phenomena.
  • encourage students to question and discuss their ideas.
  • provide opportunities for students to examine simple devices.
  • provide a variety of textual, electronic and other resources for students to explore.
  • encourage students to relate scientific ideas to their own experiences.

Resources

  • CSF 11: SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION in PRIMARY SCHOOLS ; Education Victoria
  • INTEGRATED UNITS COLLECTION : Curriculum Corporation, 1996