Level: Stage 2

Duration: Full Year

Pre requisite: None required

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Who Is This Course For?

This course is for students who have a general interest in science and/or engineering. The course focuses on developing a strong understanding of the scientific method and engineering design processes. Students in Scientific studies actively investigate and respond to authentic, engaging, and complex questions, problems or challenges. They employ an interdisciplinary approach to their learning by incorporating knowledge from science, technology, engineering and math to help address the challenge or question being investigated.

What Will I Learn?

In this subject, students will look at the Port Augusta Community through a STEM lens by looking at how STEM thinking can help us to investigate issues around us. It will also examine the ways in which Port Augusta can contribute to solving global issues.

You will:

  • Develop and apply science inquiry skills and understanding of scientific concepts, in new and familiar contexts
  • Design and conduct scientific investigations to obtain evidence, using appropriate procedures and safe, ethical working practices
  • Evaluate procedures and results, represent and analyze evidence, and formulate and justify conclusions
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of collaboration and its impact on results/outcomes
  • Explore and understand the interaction between science and society
  • Communicate knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts, using appropriate terms, conventions, and representations

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed based on:

School Assessment (70%)

    • Assessment Type 1: Inquiry Folio
      • Three tasks with a focus on science inquiry skills
      • One science as a human endeavour investigation
      • One individual inquiry design proposal
    • Assessment Type 2: Collaborative Inquiry


External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Individual Inquiry