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Assessment Schedule for Science and Technology

The Science and Technology team is committed to supporting students in demonstrating their learning in multiple ways. We use a wide range of assessment strategies designed to give us an ongoing picture of your child's progress.

To help support students in managing their workload and keeping track of summative assessment items we have a term long assessment schedule. This outlines when all assessment tasks are due for each Science / Technology course.

You can support your child by ensuring that they submit all tasks by the due date given on this sheet. All tasks are available through your child's Google Classroom. If you cannot access this platform, cannot find something or have a question please call or email the KLA Executive teacher, Stacey Griffiths, on 6205 6833 or stacey.griffiths@ed.act.edu.au.

Year 7 Assessment Schedule - Term 3 2017

Year 8 Assessment Schedule - Term 3 2017

Year 9 Assessment Schedule - Term 3 2017

Year 10 Assessment Schedule - Term 3 2017


Permission notes for Science and Technology

EXCURSION UPDATES:

National Zoo and Aquarium - has been moved from the 4th of September to the 5th of September (Tuesday).

All students who are attending the excursion need to return an indemnity form. These forms were handed out during class however if your student's has not made it's way home you can download a new copy from the National Zoo and Aquarium website.

Students may visit the shop at the Zoo, however they are encouraged to bring along their lunch and recess.

Calwell Creek - will go ahead on the 23rd with any students who are not the Civics Excursion. Students will walk to the creek on Friday the 25th if they miss the 23rd.

Students in line 4 will walk to the creek again during class on Wednesday the 30th and line 7 students will attend during class on Friday the 1st of September.

Luna Park -

A note went home today with the information for Luna Park.

The Luna Park excursion was so popular that we have been able to book a second bus. Additional notes for students who had missed the first notes have been handed out. A copy of the note is available below.

On Friday the 8th of September students will come to school as normal and should attend tutor at 8.55am to get their name marked off as present. They should then move to the front of the school to leave by 9.15am. It is expected we will arrive at Luna Park by 12.30am (the park opens at 11am).

We will be collected from Luna Park at 5.45 pm with an expected return time of 9 pm. Updates on the travel will be made via the school Facebook page.

Students may bring along money to purchase food or their own food for the day. They need to bring their own water bottle and sunscreen.

Students will choose groups of 2-3 and each student will be given the school mobile number on the day. Each group will be asked to provide a mobile number that they can be reached on in case of emergencies. Students will be required to check in with a staff member every 1.5 hours and will be required to remain within Luna Park at all times.

As students will be given the freedom to move around the park with their group they need to be in school uniform so they can be easily identified by staff and park employees.

If you have any questions about the excursion please email stacey.griffiths@ed.act.edu.au.


Science and Technology excursions are organised at the start of every year to be aligned with our learning outcomes for each term. To support our parents in paying for these opportunities we include every excursion in these permission notes for the year.

You may choose to include your child in a many (or as few) excursions as you would like.

You may choose to pay for your child's excursions as a full payment, as partial payments or by setting up a payment plan. You may pay via credit card, cash (at the front office) or by direct debit (please email elissa.east@ed.act.edu.au after the transfer has been made).

The excursions notes are available as a pdf below:


Through the study of Science, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills to explain and make sense of their world, so they can make responsible decisions as individuals and as part of their community.

We teach the students to think scienti´Čücally, applying investigative, problem solving and communication skills.

The student's learning is supported by an extensive program of experiments, information technology, excursions and guest speakers. Science is compulsory for every student in years 7-10 at Calwell High School. Students explore scientific concepts and processes, in topics based on the four sub-strands of the Science Understandings: biological, chemical, physical and earth & space sciences.

Students develop critical and creative thinking skills and challenge themselves to design and implement scientific methods to collect and analyse data. The CSIRO CREST Program is used to promote engagement in self-directed inquiry investigations, with selected projects being entered into the ACT Science Fair.

Students also explore the practices used to develop scientific knowledge and its contributions to our culture and society.

All students are encouraged to extend their knowledge through extra-curricular activities and excursions to local scientific organisations, and by accessing mentors with current experience in a scientific field.

Science Topics

Year 7

Introduction to Science – laboratory work orientation
Our Place in Space
Water and the Water Cycle
Simple Machines
Local Environment Study

Year 8

Heat and Energy
Cells and Scopes
Systems in Organisms
Chemistry in the Kitchen
Geology of Canberra

Year 9

Tuggeranong creek: case study
Light and Sound
Chemical Reactions
Drugs and the Nervous System

Year 10

Scientific Theories
Theme Park Rides
Chemistry of the Periodic Table
Forensics

Calwell High Students in science