Science

Science is a multidisciplinary subject, which gives students an opportunity to relate scientific concepts and theories to real life experiences. Furthermore learners are exposed to a vast array of systematic and carefully controlled experiments that are linked to the theoretical understanding of a specific topic.

Science is divided into two main areas, namely lower school and upper school:

Lower school Science (Year 7-10) includes the following disciplines:

• Earth and Space Science
• Physical Science
• Chemical Science
• Biological Science

Upper school Science (Year 11-12) includes the following areas

• Integrated Science
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Human Biology

The subject areas are catered for each student’s future career pathway such as University, TAFE, VET, etc.

Science Understanding (SU): Which focuses on concepts and terminologies associated with a particular topic.

Science Inquiry Skills (SIS): Which emphasises on skills essential for working in a scientific laboratory.

Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE): Which encompasses the use of Science in the application of technology and innovation.

For more information, please visit the following websites:

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/science/rationale

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Senior_Secondary/Courses

At Karratha Senior High School, students are taught about the important scientific contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inhabitants as a means to embrace, acknowledge and create a sense of solidarity within indigenous communities in the Pilbara region. Furthermore, this is also reinforced as part of the cross-curricular priority for Science learning.

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