The Investigating Science Stage 6 Syllabus is designed to assist students of all abilities engage with scientific processes, and apply those processes to investigate relevant personal, community and global scientific issues.
The course is firmly focused on developing the Working Scientifically skills, as they provide a foundation for students to value investigation, solve problems, develop and communicate evidence-based arguments, and make informed decisions.
The course promotes active inquiry and explores key concepts, models and phenomena. It draws and builds on the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes gained in Science Stage 5.
The Investigating Science course is designed to complement the study of the science disciplines by providing additional opportunities for students to investigate and develop an understanding of scientific concepts, their current and future uses, and their impacts on science and society.
What will I be doing in this course?
Module 1 – Cause and Effect – Observing
Module 2 – Cause and Effect – Inferences and Generalisations
Module 3 – Scientific Models
Module 4 – Theories and Laws
Ongoing – Depth Study
Module 5 – Scientific Investigations
Module 6 – Technologies
Module 7 – Fact or Fallacy?
Module 8 – Science and Society
Ongoing – Depth Studies