Our science program links to the Victorian and Australian Curriculum, ‘Science Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority’. Acknowledging that Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have worked scientifically for millennia and continue to contribute to contemporary science.
In Term 2 and 3 students learn in our purpose built science room, in our school grounds, and in our newly landscaped Indigenous garden. During Term 2 and Term 3 lessons have a science focus and students learn through an inquiry model. Students delve into learning about Chemical and Physical sciences. They pose questions, conduct mini scientific investigations by asking scientific questions, making a prediction then undertaking an investigation to see if their prediction is correct. Students learn how to make observations and present their results in a variety of ways.
In Term 1 and Term 4 our students walk or take our school bus to the Boatshed located only 800 metres from our school, where they begin their Science and Aboriginal studies Educational lessons in the marine inspired classroom. Using an inquiry model students participate in a variety of Earth and Space and Biology lessons along the local Dromana Foreshore. The lessons consists of living and non- living species, extensive learning on the local flora and fauna, recognise the impact of pollution within the Port Phillip Bay and how we can save our unique eco systems, mini botany sessions with the local ranger and understand how traditional Aboriginal sustainable practices are linked to modern Australia in the 21st century.