Through studying a science subject learners should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. While the scientific method may take on a wide variety of forms, the emphasis on a practical approach. In addition, through the overarching theme of the “Nature of Science” this knowledge and skills will be put into the context of way science and scientists work in the 21st Century and the ethical debates and limitations of creative scientific endeavor.
The sciences are taught practically. Learners have opportunities to design investigations, collect data, develop manipulative skills, analyze results, collaborate with peers and evaluate and communicate their findings. The investigations may be laboratory based or they may make use of simulations and databases. Learners develop the
skills to work independently on their own design, but also collegiately, including collaboration with schools in different regions, to mirror the way in which scientific research is conducted in the wider community
It encloses the contents students need to know regarding to motion and forces and conservation of energy and momentum. They are introduced to the Newton’s Laws of motion, circular motion (satellite motion), constant speed and average speed, the concept of momentum, impulse, collisions, energy (kinetic, potential and mechanical energy) and how the energy is conserved.
Encompasses cell biology content students need to know regarding the fundamental life processes of plant and animals via chemical reactions in specialized areas of the cells. In addition, genetics concepts regarding mutation and sexual reproduction, organismal development from fertilization to zygote, phenotype and genotype, and the specificity of gene sequencing of amino acids in proteins from DNA.