Science

Science provides an empirical way of answering interesting and important questions about the biological, physical and technological world. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understanding and skills. Our hands-on program provides opportunity for students to use their senses to explore the world around them, through a range of horticultural and theme-based inquiry activities.

At Katandra School, we provide students with a diverse and varied Science Curriculum in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum. Students work to develop scientific knowledge and inquiry skills through sensory exploration, experimentation and horticulture.

Students attend a weekly Science Class taught by a specialist teacher; classroom teachers also deliver a science program, integrated within our Inquiry Units. At Katandra School, our Science Program focuses on developing an understanding in Biological, Chemical, Physical and Human Endeavour Sciences. Whilst developing inquiry skills in communication, planning and conducting, analysing and evaluating, recording and processing experiences, observations and information.

Some of the range of activities include

  • Exploring force and movement by constructing and racing wooden billy carts
  • Exploring Biological Sciences by caring for and learning about the features and life cycles of our resident turtle and stick insects
  • Egg Drop Challenge as part of Science Week celebrations
  • Experimenting with seed germination
  • Propagating plants from seeds and cuttings
  • Planting seedlings, harvesting produce and seeds and maintaining our vegetable gardens
  • Cooking with produce from our gardens