9SCI

Year 9 Science

Course Description

Science is about learning about how the world around and within us works. Students will learn how to inquire, observe, and write in a science context so that they can participate as critical, informed, and responsible citizens in a society in which science plays a significant role. They will also view the world through both a science and mātauranga Māori lens. Activities will involve: experiments, discussion, inquiry and many other hands-on learning tasks.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Students are encouraged to develop these science capabilities:
    • Gather and interpret data.
    • Use evidence to support ideas.
    • Critique evidence.
    • Interpret representations such as models, graphs, charts and written text.
    • Engage with science in real life contexts.
  • How do I experiment in a safe way? 


  • How does the eye work? How do we make an optical illusion?


  • What makes the animals of Aotearoa unique?Why do many plants produce flowers?


  • What do we see in the night sky? How do they work? Stars, planets, moon.

  • Is it safe to swim at the Whangarei Falls if there is a warning sign?


Resources Required

2 x 1E5 or 1B5 exercise books (or equivalent)