SciencesLearning in the sciences enables children to:

• develop curiosity and understanding of the environment and their place in the living, material and physical world
• demonstrate a secure knowledge and understanding of the big ideas and concepts of the sciences
• develop skills for learning, life and work
• develop the skills of scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques
• develop skills in the accurate use of scientific language, formulae and equations
• apply safety measures and take necessary actions to control risk and hazards
• recognise the impact the sciences make on their life, the lives of others, the environment and on society
• recognise the role of creativity and inventiveness in the development of the sciences
• develop an understanding of the Earth’s resources and the need for responsible use of them
• express opinions and make decisions on social, moral, ethical, economic and environmental issues based upon sound understanding
• develop as a scientifically-literate citizen with a lifelong interest in the sciences
• establish the foundation for more advanced learning and future careers in the sciences and the technologies.

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