Students learn how scientific knowledge has changed our understanding of the world and, through the use of scientific inquiry, is refined as new evidence becomes available. Students are supported by an environment which challenges them and responds to their individual needs. Through engaging curriculum and learning experiences, students build and expand their skills in scientific thinking including future ready skills of curiosity, critical thinking, innovation, creativity and collaboration. The science curriculum promotes six overarching ideas that highlight certain common approaches to a scientific view of the world and which can be applied to many of the areas of science understanding. These overarching ideas are patterns, order and organisation; form and function; stability and change; systems; scale and measurement; and matter and energy.
These skills, knowledge and practices ensure that students see change as a challenge and opportunity, allowing them to be successful in responding to questions about the biological, physical and technological world around us.