Middle Dural Public School

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Science and technology

Science and technology is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

In science and technology, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific and technological skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.

Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.

Whole School Focus - The development of a whole school focus in various key learning areas came about as a means of aligning school thinking to take advantage of the opportunity the student numbers provide, while acknowledging the constraints of teacher time in a two teacher school. This whole approach reinforces values, skills and attitudes through collaborative planning and explicit teaching across the school. It allows for a shared focus and peer modelling without grade distinctions, lifting the learning of all students.

Design Task

The Design Task has become an annual requirement for Science at this school. It is always relevant to the work being undertaken within the school setting.

Students respond imaginatively to an exploration of needs and wants to produce solutions using some specialised tools, equipment, materials and techniques under the guidance and assistance of their families.