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:
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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