Science | Gippsland Grammar

Science

This is a diverse department covering Years 7-12 and currently encompassing:

  • Science (Years 7-10)

  • VCE Chemistry

  • VCE Biology

  • VCE Psychology

  • VCE Physics

  • VCE Health and Human Development

 

How does a tree 60 m tall manage to get water from the roots to the topmost leaves? How is an aeroplane able to fly? Why do acids taste sour and why do they corrode metals?

 

Our wealth of scientific knowledge today is the accumulation of the collective works of all the scientists that have gone before us. Names like Newton, Einstein and Galileo immediately spring to mind - but what was the contribution of Fleming, Marie Curie and Charles Darwin?

 

Science education at Gippsland Grammar seeks to develop curiosity and understanding about the natural and physical world. It aims to provide experiences designed to challenge student’s view of the universe, and encourage them to ask questions and find answers that foster their insights into the way science is applied and how scientists work in the community. It also aims to help students make informed decisions about scientific issues, careers and further study.

 

At the junior level, our students are encouraged to enjoy as many experiences as possible and to develop both a shared language of learning and an understanding of the thinking processes specific to Science. This aims to develop conceptual understanding about the physical, chemical and biological world. As they move through the year levels, students have the opportunity to use modern technology to explore these concepts in more depth. The approach culminates in the rigour of the VCE.