Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives.

It provides an understanding of scientific inquiry methods, a foundation of knowledge across the disciplines of science, and develops an ability to communicate scientific understanding and use evidence to solve problems and make evidence-based decisions. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they so wish, in science-related careers.

The Science curriculum continues to develop understanding of important science concepts across the major science disciplines. It focuses on explaining phenomena involving science and its applications using evidence and explanation to move to more abstract models and theories of science including the nature and conservation of energy. It uses the ideas of patterns and systems to move to the complex ideas of form and function, equilibrium and interdependence in the physical and natural world.