At The Basin Primary School, we recognise the importance of providing a relevant and engaging Science Program to our students. Our Science Program encourages students to explore their world and discover new ideas through connecting the activities in the classroom with authentic real-world experiences. Student engagement is supported through opportunities for hands-on science experiments and activities, combined with theory, to promote the development of creative and critical thinking skills, problem solving abilities and an awareness of the human impact on our world.
We have incorporated the Primary Connections framework to support students in the development of their understanding of Biological, Chemical, Physical, and Earth and Space Sciences. To encourage a more holistic and immersive experience in Science classes, lessons are structured to connect directly with our whole school Challenged Based Learning (CBL) topic to provide a deeper learning opportunity for our students. At The Basin Primary School, our aim is also to link Science to sustainability, and we encourage our students to collaborate to address local and global issues.
We are also fortunate to have established connections with a range of local and external providers who support our Science Program. Some of the activities that are provided for our students as a result of these connections are:
Through these opportunities, students develop an understanding of the important purpose of Science within our community, and how using their knowledge of scientific concepts can have an impact on local and global issues. To encourage a greater curiosity and enthusiasm towards Science learning, students can also participate in weekly lunchtime Science Club sessions. To further extend those students who have a passion for Science, we have also established a Science Extension Program for our senior students to challenge them and to facilitate the development of peer teaching skills through supporting a growing confidence in their science inquiry skills. Through these diverse opportunities at The Basin Primary School, we hope our students feel encouraged to be enthusiastic and curious about the world around them, with the aim to foster a lifelong interest in Science.