Red Hill School

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Science

The transdisciplinary themes provide the framework for a highly defined, focused, in-depth programme of inquiry and as science is relevant to all the transdisciplinary themes, all planned science learning at Red Hill School takes places within this framework.  Teachers incorporate the knowledge, understanding and skills that they are expected to teach and students are expected to learn, from The Australian Science Curriculum into our program of inquiry.  The Science Curriculum and three inter-related strands:  Science Understanding, Science as Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills.  Together the three strands provide the understanding knowledge and skills through which students can develop a scientific view of the world.  Students are challenged to explore science, its concepts, nature and uses through clearly described inquiry processes.  The Science Understanding strand comprises four sub strands; Biological sciences, Chemical sciences. Earth and space sciences and physical sciences. In the PYP, science teaching and learning experiences challenges students to be curious, ask questions, explore and interact with the environment physically, socially and intellectually in order to construct meaning and refine their understanding.  The structured use of inquiry in the PYP is a precursor to the problem solving and inquiry-based approach of the MYP science, which builds in the science learning that students have experienced during their time in the PYP.

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