Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they so wish, in science-related careers. The Australian Curriculum
The Science curriculum consists of three interrelated strands:
- Science Understanding
- Science as a Human Endeavour
- Science Inquiry Skills
The three strands of the science curriculum provide students with understanding, knowledge and skills through which they can develop a scientific view of the world. Students are challenged to explore science, its concepts, nature and uses through clearly described inquiry processes.
Science Understanding - This strand is comprised of 4 substrands.
- Biological sciences
- Earth Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Chemical Sciences
Science as a Human Endeavour - This strand is comprised of 2 substrands
- Nature and development of science
- Use and influence of science
Science Inquiry Skills - This strand is concerned evaluating claims, investigating ideas, solving problems, drawing valid conclusions and developing evidenced-based arguments. It comprises of 5 inquiry skills
- Questioning and Predicting
- Planning and Conducting
- Processing and Analysing data and information
Further information about the Australian Mathematics Curriculum can be found here.