There are three interrelated strands taught:

  • understanding – biological sciences, chemical sciences, earth and space sciences, physical sciences;
  • Science as a human endeavor, incorporating the nature and development of Science, its use and influence; and
  • Science inquiry skills – questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, processing and analyzing data, evaluating and communicating.

Together, the three strands of the Science curriculum provide students with understanding, knowledge and skills through which they can develop a scientific view of the world. Students are challenged to explore science, its concepts, nature and uses through clearly described inquiry processes.