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Week 3, Term One, 2018

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Week 3 and students are already enthusiastically inquiring and working scientifically. Year 9 students are studying the ecology at Wyangan Creek, while Year 10s are using data-loggers in the laboratory.

Week 3 and students are already enthusiastically inquiring and working scientifically. Year 9 students are studying the ecology at Wyangan Creek, while Year 10s are using data-loggers in the laboratory. Senior OP Science students are busy with the Extended Experimental Investigations, while the IB students are working on their final Internal Assessment. The labs are a bee-hive of activity!

In 2018 the Science Department has introduced a new innovative suite of Year 10 Science subjects; Biology, Chemistry and Physics. There is also the new Science Skills course that every Year 10 student must complete; the course will be conducted over the whole year. The aim of this specialist skill course is to further develop the necessary skills of the MYP inquiry model, as well as to lay a firm foundation for students who will engage in further study for the IB curriculum and new Queensland QCE. The Science teachers will attend a QCAA specialist subject workshop and then commence to write work programmes based on the new Queensland QCE syllabus documents; it’s a very exciting time and teachers are looking forward to be moving forward with this development.

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