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Year 7 Science

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3 March 2020 – Year 7 students are settling in to high school science. They are about to finish their first unit – Introduction to Science – where they have been learning about general science and working scientifically skills. One very excitable activity is using the Bunsen burners! The next unit is all about the States of Matter.

Year 7 students will also be issued with their Science Assessment Task 1 Notification in the next week. All students will be attending the Information Literacy Skills lessons (see following) to help in completing this task. We ask that parents assist students by ensuring that students follow the marking criteria and submit the task by, or on, the due date. Students are encouraged to see their teacher if they do not understand what is required to effectively complete the task. The notification can be found here.

BIG SCIENCE Competition – Wednesday 20 May 2020

All students are encouraged to participate in this event. Cost is $8 and can be paid at the Front Office or online (description – Big Science) by 20 March 2020. If you have any questions please see your Science teacher or Mrs O’Keeffe, R/HT Science.


Information Literacy Skills lessons

In Term 1 Year 7 students will participate in “Information Literacy Skills” lessons. In these lessons students are taught search strategies, research and paraphrasing skills and how to do a bibliography. Students are encouraged to use these skills to complete Assessment Task 1 and future assessment tasks.


Yr 7 Science Program

Semester One topics include:

  • Introduction to Science
  • States of Matter
  • Energy
  • Classification

Semester Two topics include:

  • Science Skills
  • Geology
  • Ecosystems
  • Astronomy


Year 7 Science Assessment

Task 1 – Research Task “Global Health Issue” – Notification

Task 2 – Half-Yearly Examination

Task 3 – Scientific Report

Task 4 – Yearly Examination