Science Enrichment

This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in science and are thinking of a career that is science-related. It will develop the skills involved in working as a scientist, including practical  laboratory experiences and the use of university laboratory equipment. The course aims to develop critical problem-solving skills within interesting and engaging projects.

Students will spend time as follows:

  • A number of ‘hands on’ science activities and projects such as those related to Biotechnology, Rocketry, Alternative Energy, Mouse Trap Racers, Forensic Science and Astronomy.
  • Researching relevant scientific issues such as Sustainable Living, Alternative Energy Resources,  Diseases, Astronomy, Water Conservation, Wetland Ecology and Biotechnology.
  • Participation in internet web quests dealing with such topics as Forensic Science, Biotechnology and Astronomy.
  • Possible excursion to ECU or UWA to look at the faculties that are available in science-related subjects and attend Science Week activities such as Science Café and Lab-Rats.
  • Studying more challenging concepts in science.
  • Setting up and presenting a Chemistry Show for primary school students.

This course will also help students to prepare for future studies in science, especially those students who are keen to do science courses leading to tertiary studies.

An important requirement for the course is for students to work both independently and collaboratively with others to complete projects to a high standard within a specific time frame. All projects will require a written component and some form of presentation.

Prerequisites:  Students need to be in the Year 9 Science Extension class or be consistently achieving at least a B Grade or higher in Science.  Students must also gain written approval from the Head of Science and their current Science teacher to enrol in the course.

Class Size:  Class sizes are limited due to the practical  nature of the course.


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