To wonder, explore, question and predict: the sciences fundamentally investigate our world. Using observations and making predictions and hypotheses allows student to to better understand the world around them. Students develop understanding of scientific concepts through this investigative process and communicate their understanding in a variety of forms and structures. In this way, they develop critical thinking skills that equip them to make evidence-based judgements. Our modern world, its innovation, its entrepreneurial spirit, its elegant solutions, its perceptive response to global challenges are all driven by Science. Furthermore, Science has impacted the very way we think of ourselves, origins of the universe, moral understanding and the compassionate way in which we respond to humanitarian crises. In this discipline we find the imagination to dream, the means to understand, and the will to do.
As our students enter senior school, they have opportunities to specialise or to continue to develop their critical STEM skills by studying Investigating Science. To have a mind informed by Science is to have the tools and perception to take on the world!