"We love teaching at Somerville as it allows us as teachers to stretch ourselves and try new and exciting things with our students. Students and teachers have so much fun while learning while at Somerville"
Carol Duffield & Cookie Naidoo
Science is all about being curious about the world around us, asking questions and then trying to find the answers – either by researching, observing, classifying & identifying, fair testing, working with models, doing experiments, designing or inventing something new, asking experts or undergoing discussions with other students in the Science Labs.
This is what Specialist Science at Somerville is all about – trying to think like real scientists! We learn how to: measure, compare, analyse, predict, use data collection equipment, model, explore, share ideas, keep safe in the lab, be creative, build on ideas we already know, listen to each other, respect each others ideas, be independent, support and help each other, take risks, learn from mistakes, inspire others and be inspired by others.
The nature of science ( Understanding about science, investigating, communicating, participating & contributing in science) is taught within the contexts of the living world, planet earth & beyond, material world and physical world.
We also learn about science careers. Above all we learn that SCIENCE IS FUN!!!