Science is about developing an understanding of the world around us and is broken down into Biology, Earth and Space, Chemistry, Physics.
Students are encouraged to develop research and inquiry skills by undertaking a range of classroom activities and by performing experiments to support their research.
Science content is applied to ‘real world’ applications and technologies through the Timboon Agricultural Project (TAP). Students develop an appreciation for the importance of Science in our modern lifestyles; improve their initiative, organisation, teamwork and practical skills.
We study the following topics at each year level
Chemistry – Safety in the laboratory, separation techniques and mixtures
Biology – Classification and food webs
Physics – Forces and motion
Earth and Space – Earth, Moon and Sun
TAP – Invasive species
Chemistry – Atoms, elements and chemical reactions
Biology – Cells and body systems
Physics – Light and sound
Earth and Space – Rocks and geological processes
TAP - Cheese making
Chemistry – Atomic structure, radioactivity and chemical reactions
Biology – Body systems and microbiome
Physics – LEGO robotics
Earth and Space – Plate tectonics
TAP – Melittology (Bee keeping)
Chemistry – Periodic table, chemical reactions, chemical bonding.
Biology – Evolution
Physics – Forces and motion, electricity.
Earth and Space – Big bang, stars and galaxies
TAP – Genetics in the Dairy industry
7/8 Elective offering – TAP based learning
Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology.
All taught by specialist teachers.