Science stimulates and excites students’ curiosity and their interest in the world around them. Through their work in science, students begin to understand major scientific ideas, to appreciate how these develop and contribute to technological change, and recognise the cultural significance of science and its worldwide development.
Science offers students the opportunity to take part in a range of practical activities that allow them to link scientific theory to actual experience.
Students learn how the results of experimental evidence and models are used to explain phenomena and events. Through carrying out enquiry-based investigations, students develop key skills and are encouraged to think critically and creatively.
Students also learn how scientific technologies have been used in industry, business and medicine and how these developments have contributed greatly to the quality of life for most people. Students take part in questioning and discussion about science-based issues that affect their lives, the society in which they live and the world as a whole. Through this independent enquiry they become more confident in expressing their views and evaluating decisions about scientific matters.