Science learning at St Kieran is aimed at inspiring young minds to explore the amazing world of Science through ‘hands on’ play, investigation and critical thinking. The program encourages curiosity and a willingness to explore, ask questions about and speculate on the changing world in which students live.
Students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 engage in one lesson per week for 60 minutes, developing an understanding of science concepts from the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth/Space Sciences.
Scientific skills are developed across year levels to support scientific practices through the use of science enquiry methods including questioning; planning and conducting experiments and investigations based on ethical principles; collecting and analysing data; evaluating results; and drawing critical, evidence-based conclusions.
Science Week is celebrated annually, with a range of fun activities and competitions. Community members working in scientific fields are invited to share their work with our students and Servite College high school students and teachers often provide impressive demonstrations to thrill our students.
The Science Room is always a ‘hive of activity’ with challenges and investigations in process and a variety of fascinating plants and animals to observe.
Science Club gives students an opportunity to further discover the 'Wonderful World of Science' and extend their investigative skills in a relaxed and fun environment. From making parachutes to ‘potent potions’ and trialling their skills as a solar car mechanic! Working with students across year levels to collaboratively share ideas and try out theories.
Science Club is fun for all ages - Tuesday afternoons in Term 4.