Assessment in 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.

You can support your child by ensuring that they submit all tasks by the due date given on their assessment information sheets or on Google Classroom. If you cannot access Google Classroom, cannot find something or have a question please call or email the KLA Executive teacher, Jennifer O'Donoghue, on 6142 1951 or jennifer.o'

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
Mixtures and Solutions (Chemistry)
Ecology and Classification
Escape from Planet Earth
Simple Machines
Personalised student projects

Year 8

Sustainability and the Garden Sphere
Community Project
Body Systems (Digestion and Reproduction)
Energy and Geology

Year 9/ Year 10

Cosmetic Science
The Science of Horror
Sports Science
Robotics and Engineering
Introduction to Medical Science
Sports Science
Cosmetic Science
Marine Biology
Environmental Science
Trades Science

Calwell High Students in science