Science fosters students' curiosity, imagination and knowledge to enhance their understanding of the natural and physical world around them. Scientific thinking and problem solving are used to explain how things work, or to understand why things are the way they are.
Science is a broad field of study that draws from disciplines including biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, agriculture, marine studies and horticulture.
Science provides students with an opportunity to:
The Queensland science curriculum is specified in the following documents:
The Australian Curriculum will replace the Queensland curriculum as it becomes available.
Science is part of Phase 1 of the Australian Curriculum.
Prepare for the Australian Curriculum for science
Teach, assess and report on the Australian Curriculum for science
Education Queensland is working with the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) and the other schooling sectors on a shared plan for implementing the Australian Curriculum for science in Years Prep (K) to 10.
For more information visit the QSA website .
This page was last reviewed on 05 Oct 2010
National Assessment Program: science literacy