The aim of the Science Years 7-10 Syllabus is to develop students’:
- Interest in and enthusiasm for science, as well as an appreciation of its role in finding solutions to contemporary science-related problems and issues.
- Knowledge and understanding of the nature and practice of scientific inquiry, and skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically
- Scientific knowledge of and about phenomena within the natural world and the application of their understanding to new situations and events.
Science in Years 7-10 has four major focus areas:
- The Living World
- The Physical World
- The Chemical World
- The Earth and Space
Sydney Tech incorporates many Gifted and Talented activities into the junior years with the aim to extend the students and engage them in inquiry based learning. Science is a practical subject and content is reinforced through the many and varied experiments and field trips.
These are valuable learning experiences that are designed to fulfil the field study requirements of the NSW Science Syllabus.
- Year 7 visit the Aquarium, IMAX Theatre and Taronga Park Zoo, where students study the different types of living organisms.
- Year 8 visit Lawrence Hargraves Lookout at Stanwell tops and Austinmer Beach as well as Wildlife World and the IMAX Theatre.
- Year 9 visit the IMAX Theatre and the Powerhouse Museum to enhance their knowledge of space.
- Year 10 visit the Australian Museum where they study evolution, Luna Park where they study the motion of rides as well as the effect of gravity.
Sydney Tech students have the opportunity to extend themselves by entering different competitions where they excel. Sydney tech always achieves many High Distinctions and Distinctions in the following competitions:
- ICAS Science competition which is run by the University of NSW;
- Rio Tinto Science competition
- Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chemistry Quiz