Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Herbert
THIS IS A COMPULSORY SUBJECT
Science is a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural, physical world and the wider universe. It involves generating and testing ideas, gathering evidence – including by making observations, carrying out investigations and modelling, and communicating and debating with others – in order to develop scientific knowledge, understanding, and explanations. Scientific progress comes from logical, systematic work and from creative insight, built on a foundation of respect for evidence.
Opihi College Junior Science is focused upon developing the skills, attitudes, and values that provide a foundation for learning in Science. Students will use their current scientific knowledge and skills for problem solving and developing further knowledge, and make informed decisions about the communication, application, and implications of science as these relate to their own lives. Topics are selected from elements of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Planet earth and beyond, with the emphasis being upon the practical applications of Science and its relevance to everyday experiences.