Science offers students a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural, physical world and the wider universe. It involves generating and testing ideas, gathering evidence – through making observations, communicating, and carrying out investigations and modeling – in order to develop scientific knowledge, understanding, and explanations.
Drawing on our local environment and industries as contexts for learning scientific applications, the course demonstrates that Scientific progress comes from logical, systematic work and from creative insight, built on a foundation of respect for evidence. This course takes care to respect the ways that different cultures and periods of history have contributed to the development of science.
Students that participate in Science will participate in a variety of Unit Standards and Achievement Standards that prepare them for either the workforce or further study.