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Evans River K-12 School

Evans River K-12 School

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Investigating Science

Investigating Science

Senior science at Evans River K-12 School


The Year 11 course focuses on the centrality of observation in initiating the scientific process and examines the human tendency to draw inferences and make generalisations from these observations. Students learn about the development and use of scientific models and the similarities and differences between scientific theories and laws.

The Year 12 course builds on the skills and concepts learnt in Year 11 with students conducting their own scientific investigations and communicating their findings in scientific reports. Students are provided with the opportunity to examine the interdependent relationship between science and technology and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to scientifically examine a claim. The course concludes with students exploring the ethical, social, economic and political influences on science and scientific research in the modern world.


Year 11

The  Year 11 course consists of four modules.

Module 1 Cause and Effect - Observing 

Module 2 Cause and Effect - Inferences and Generalisations

Module 3 Scientific Models

Module 4 Theories and Laws

Year 12

The Year 12 course consists of four modules

Module 5 Scientific Investigations

Module 6 Technologies

Module 7 Fact or Fallacy?

Module 8 Science and Society

Note: The Investigating Science Stage 6 course may be studied as a stand-alone course or in combination with any other science course(s). Students studying Investigating Science as a stand-alone course may select to study Science Extension in Year 12.