Science at Lathlain Primary School

Science at Lathlain Primary School is a key learning area taught from Pre-Primary to Year Six.

The Science curriculum provides our students with ways to explore and gain a greater understanding of the world. Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively to explore different ideas. They make predictions about the topic they are investigating and learn to express their knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways.

The strands relating to Science are:

  • Biological Science
  • Chemical Science
  • Earth and Space Science and
  • Physical Science.

The Western Australian Curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills needed to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to join science-related careers.

Science lessons at Lathlain Primary School follow explicit teaching of the Western Australian Curriculum.

The activities created in Science are hands-on, where students can investigate and inquire about the subject being explored. Where possible, digital technologies such as iPads are utilised as a tool for research and to create/share work.

An emphasis on Science Inquiry develops the ability of students to use a range of scientific inquiry methods, including questioning; planning and conducting experiments and investigations based on ethical principles; collecting and analysing data; evaluating results; and drawing critical, evidence-based conclusions.

Sustainability is a cross-curricular priority in all learning areas, but especially in Science. We educate our students to develop the knowledge, skills and values that help them contribute to a more sustainable global future.