Year 9 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Scourfield

Science is about learning about how the world around and within us works. Students learn how to inquire, observe, and write in a Science context. Activities will involve: experiments, discussion, inquiry, ICT and many other hands on learning tasks.

The aim of Year 9 Science is to:

  • develop students’ understanding of the evolving nature of science and technology;
  • help students to develop an understanding of the living, physical, material, and technological components of their environment;
  • help students to explore issues and to make responsible and considered decisions
    about the use of science and technology in the environment;
  • nurture scientific talent to ensure a future scientific community;
  • develop students’ interest in and understanding of the knowledge and processes of
    science which form the basis of many of their future careers.

Topics covered in the Year 9 course will look at the following questions:

How do I experiment in a safe way? Why do some people get indigestion? How does the eye work? How do drama productions have mist on the stage? What can people do to save our endangered species? How do we make an optical illusion? What would happen to humans if all plants died? Is it safe to swim at the Whangarei Falls if there is a warning sign?


Year 10 Science

Contributions and Equipment

All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors for all classes.

Specific requirements are as follows:
2 1E5 or 1B5 excercise books (or equivalent)
1 Scientific Calculator