The study of science provides students with a contemporary and coherent understanding of some of the basic laws, theories and principles of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science scientific fields and their application through the lens of human endeavour.

It supports an examination of the technology that uses these laws, theories and principles and the impact of this on society. The course reflects the interdisciplinary nature of science and has a one focus the interdependence of science, technology and society.

Science aims to have students develop a range of practical skills including the use of current instrumentation, information technology and an increased ability to communicate understanding.

Science develops a student's understanding of:

  • science as a continually developing body of knowledge;
  • the role of investigation in gathering evidence supporting or debunking theories;
  • the provisional nature of scientific explanations.

In addition, science develops further understanding of the nature of science as interdisciplinary, the complex relationship between evidence and ideas and the impact of science on society and society on science.

Syllabus resources

A syllabus is a document that gives teachers an outline of what students are to be taught in a specific learning area.

Syllabus and supporting material:

Board of Studies science 7-10
DET Curriculum Support science 7-10


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