Learning
Science Electives

 

EARTH and SPACE

Students learn through the use of hands-on activities, about the immense size of the Solar System and from simulations and experiments have infer its formation. They gather and compare data to analyse the composition of asteroids, their density and various properties. They create models of comets and with the use of scale models compare the Earth to the Moon and the location of the Sun within the Milky Way Galaxy. Students take a detailed study of the structure of the Earth and Mars and examine their differences.

Assessment

Practical Work
Lesson Outlines
Space Race Timeline
Mission to Mars
Semester Examination

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STEM

STEM estands for Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering.

The STEM unit will allow students to explore various real-life problems and find solutions to them by incorporating both the scientific method and the design process as students navigate an inquiry-based model of learning. They will keep a log of any learning as they collaborate with their peers and work through a solution to a challenge by considering all relevant facets to the problem.  They will analyze their ideas, learn new concepts, design a prototype, test it and then analyze its strengths and weaknesses.  Students will be encouraged to use a variety of ways to map their learning by producing videos of their process, a report and participate in various class workshops and activities that will bring their learning journey to life.  This is 21st Century Learning at its finest!