Year 9 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr D. Stuart

Science is a way of thinking and communicating knowledge about the world and the wider universe. Science is able to inform problem solving and decision making in many areas of life.

Junior Science develops an understanding of relationships in the natural, physical world and the skills to explain how and why things happen. This includes gathering and interpreting data, using and critiquing evidence, and the use of models to represent data to engage with science in everyday life.

Year 9 Science will assist students to carry out investigations, present and interpret data, and identify patterns and trends related to biological, chemical and physical processes. A variety of contexts from everyday life are used to encourage all students to become scientifically literate problem-solvers. Contexts and topics may include space exploration, electromagnetic radiation, chemical reactions, botany, energy transformations, biodiversity and scientific controversies.

Learning Areas:

Year 9 Compulsory Subjects, Science


Year 10 Investigative Science, Year 10 Science