9SCI

Year 9 Science

Course selection will be active in August.

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?


  • 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)

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