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Year 9 Science


Overview

Science is the way we acquire new knowledge to explain the world around us. In this course we continue to develop our understanding of important scientific concepts, how they relate to us individually and as a society.
We will develop our skills to be informed, inquiring scientists who will contribute to solving many of the problems we face in the world.
In Semester 1 students will:

  • investigate human biology with a focus on the immune system, vaccination and how we fight infection
  • explore ecology and the relationships between living things and the natural world
  • learn about earth systems including plate tectonics and earthquakes

In Semester 2 students will:

  • investigate chemical reactions, atomic structure and radiation
  • undertake a chemistry inquiry project
  • learn about electrical circuits and magnetism
  • explore animal biology with a focus on the nervous system

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.
There is a focus on experiments and practical activities in this course and every week students have to opportunity to attend an online lesson covering important information about the topic covered that week.
You will use the Stile Education app/website to complete most of your work in this course.

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
  • continue to develop / enhance their curiosity and spirit of inquiry about the world around them.


Requirements

 

You must have access to the internet in order to complete this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online using Stile.
Students require simple equipment from around the home to complete experiments with some materials sent out by the DECV at the start of each semester.


Things you can do now

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