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 scientiﬁcally, 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.
Introduction to Science – laboratory work orientation
Heat and Energy
Tuggeranong creek: case study