At Viewbank Primary School, we are proud to offer all of our students a comprehensive Science Program. For one semester over the year, students will participate in weekly 45 minute (Foundation & Year 1) or fortnightly (Years 2-6) 90 minute Science session held in our newly equipped Science Room. In addition to these Science sessions, all students from Foundation to Year 6 explore science topics with their classroom teachers through their Inquiry Units.
During Science lessons, students will be guided to make their own discoveries through demonstrations, experiments and hands on activities. Lessons will explore the main focus areas - Chemical, Physical, and Earth and Space Sciences. Students not only learning Science based content, but also developing their understanding of Science as a Human Endeavour — how human understandings have changed over time and the impact Science has had on human life throughout history, in the present and into the future.
There is a focus on Scientific Thinking and Inquiry skills such as; making predictions, observing, questioning, measuring, classifying, reasoning, noticing details and changes, making comparisons, developing explanations, making connections between prior knowledge and experiences. This will lead to expanding their ideas and understandings, creating ‘fair test’ experiments, recording data, working effectively in groups/teams and reflecting on their learning and how they can improve.