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Year 9 Science


Overview

Science is important because it influences most aspects of everyday life, including food, energy, medicine, transportation, leisure activities and more. Science improves human life at every level, from individual comfort to global issues. This course aims to continue and develop the student’s understanding of the Science topics listed below. It also aims to develop informed, inquiring young scientists who will contribute to solving many of the problems we face and are yet to face. The course is delivered through the Stile Education site which provides interesting and engaging material that integrates science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

In Semester 1 students will:

  • study the biological topics of the immune system, vaccination, microbiomes, symbiosis and bio-accumulation
  • explain global features including plate tectonics and earthquakes.

In Semester 2 students will:

  • analyse how human biological systems such as the nervous and endocrine systems function
  • investigate atomic structure, radiation, chemical reactions involving combustion and the reactions of acids and bases
  • study electric circuits and magnets.

What do you do?

Students will be provided with opportunities to build on their skills in the areas of inquiry, investigation, experimentation and application of knowledge.

Each Unit includes practical activities.

What skills do you develop?

By the end of the year students should have developed skills to:

  • think scientifically
  • make informed decisions about their lifestyles, environment and the kind of society they wish to live in
  • to continue to develop / enhance their curiosity and a spirit of inquiry about the world around them.


Requirements

 

You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online.

Students require simple equipment with some materials sent out by the DECV.


Things you can do now

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.