Science

What is Science about?

Science is all around us, and our aim is to help our learners understand the part of the world that they live in, through the study of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science and Physics.

Our vision is to:

Enable our learners to experience Science in a hands on manner that engages our students and allows them to make firm connections between scientific theories and the physical world around them.

Why study Science?

The world of Science contains a vast field of knowledge that continues to expand as new discoveries are made. As we grow in our knowledge of the world around us we become more able to live in a way that considers the physical and natural laws of our environment. With this knowledge we can become responsible citizens with a sustainable outlook on life.

What is Biology about?

Biology is the study of the living world, which includes the structure, function and behaviour of plants and animals.

Our vision is to:

Equip our students with the knowledge of the living organisms in the world around us. Not just what they are and what they look like, but how they function, behave and operate in their specific niche, within their wider community.

Why study Biology?

In our senior Biology classes we start off learning about how living cells function, we study genetics to learn how our characteristics are passed on from one generation, we use microscopes to learn about the structure of plant and animal cells, we go on a field trip to Ohope to study the ecology of the rocky shore and we do a practical investigation to learn how plant cells transport water. In our last year of Biology, we study the behaviour of plants and animals in their environment and then look at how humans have evolved over the last few million years.

What is Chemistry about?

Chemistry is the study of the material world. We look at how chemicals react with each other, how different chemicals are structured and the practical applications of chemistry like gold mining and food manufacturing.

Our vision is to:

Ensure our students have an insight into how chemistry affects their everyday life and how they can use this information to understand the chemical reactions that occur in their world.

Why study Chemistry?

Chemistry is a valuable science that is seen as the bridge between Biology and Physics. It gives the background to the biological processes and uses physics to explain bonding patterns angles between atoms.

What is Chemistry about?

Chemistry is the study of the material world. We look at how chemicals react with each other, how different chemicals are structured and the practical applications of chemistry like gold mining and food manufacturing.

Our vision is to:

Ensure our students have an insight into how chemistry affects their everyday life and how they can use this information to understand the chemical reactions that occur in their world.

Why study Chemistry?

Chemistry is a valuable science that is seen as the bridge between Biology and Physics. It gives the background to the biological processes and uses physics to explain bonding patterns angles between atoms.

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