Year 9 Science


Science is the way we acquire new knowledge to explain the world around us. In this course you continue to develop your understanding of important scientific concepts, and how they relate to us individually and as a society. You will develop your 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:

  • explore ecology and the relationships between living things and the natural world
  • investigate chemical reactions, atomic structure and radiation
  • learn about electrical circuits and magnetism
  • undertake an inquiry project.

In Semester 2 students will:

  • investigate human biology with a focus on the nervous system and the endocrine system
  • learn about earth systems including plate tectonics and earthquakes
  • immune system, vaccination and how we fight infection
  • explore the impacts of climate change on global systems within the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.

What do you do?

You will be provided with opportunities to build on your skills in the areas of inquiry, investigation, experimentation and application of knowledge. There is a focus on experiments and practical activities in this course. Each week you 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 your lifestyles, environment and the kind of society you wish to live in
  • enhance your curiosity and spirit of inquiry about the world around you.


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

Things you can do now

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