Science – STEM

LevelStage 1
Learning AreaScience
SemesterSemester 1
Pre requisiteNil
Additional CostsSome house hold materials will be required.
SACE Credits10 Credits

Who is this course for?

This course will interest students who wish to scientifically explore their chosen pathway.

This subject will benefit students who show interest in the interaction between human beings, science and technology. The aim of this course is to gain knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes in relation to the scientific method, building on the foundation of Year 10 Science. Students will gain an appreciation of the various sciences which interest them.

Pathway: University: Science, Mathematics, Technology or TAFE.

What will I learn

You will:

  • apply science inquiry skills to design and conduct chemistry investigations, using appropriate procedures and safe, ethical working practices
  • obtain, record, represent, analyse, and interpret the results of chemistry investigations
  • evaluate procedures and results, and analyse evidence to formulate and justify conclusions
  • develop and apply knowledge and understanding of chemical concepts in new and familiar contexts
  • explore and understand science as a human endeavor
  • communicate knowledge and understanding of chemical concepts, using appropriate terms, conventions and representations

Below is a list of topics that will be decided on by the class at the beginning of the semester. You will be expected to attend a one day workshop early in the first term.

Possible Topics:

  • Genetics and DNA
  • Theory of Evolution
  • Physiology and Anatomy
  • Wetlands and Biomes
  • Global Systems
  • Energy Transformations
  • Motion
  • Scientific Investigation Skills
  • Science as a Human Endeavor
  • Global Warming
  • Nanotechnology

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning assessed as Stage 1 through the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio
  • Skills and Applications Tasks

Students complete four assessment tasks with a weighting of 25% each:

  • one practical completion and design investigation
  • one science as a human endeavor investigation
  • one analysis and interpretation task
  • one collaborative inquiry - group design

Pre requisite




Last updated: 29 July 2019