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Science

Resources

Curriculum area-specific resources have been developed to support teachers implementing the curriculum, organised by 'Help me plan', 'Help me find a teaching resource' and 'Help me assess'.

Overview of Science

Science is a dynamic, collaborative and creative human endeavour arising from our curiosity and our desire to make sense of our world by exploring the unknown, investigating universal mysteries, making predictions and solving problems. Science knowledge is contestable and is revised, refined and extended as new evidence arises.

The Science curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important scientific concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, the contribution of science to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they so wish, in science-related careers.

The Science curriculum  can be viewed on the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website

To learn about key components of the Science curriculum, view the presentation Introducing Science

Contact

Maria James, Science Curriculum Manager

Phone (03) 9032 1722 or email the Science Curriculum Manager

Erin Wilson, STEM Curriculum Manager

Phone (03) 9032 1723 or email the STEM Curriculum Manager

Professional associations

Environment Education Victoria
Environmental Education Victoria promotes the development of environmental education and sustainable behaviour change in both formal education and community settings and offers professional support to practitioners in the field including the production of resource materials and delivery of professional development events and conferences for environmental and sustainability education practitioners.

Science Teachers Association of Victoria (STAV)
STAV provides leadership, support, services, programs and resources for all levels of science education.

Specialist science and mathematics centres
Victoria’s six specialist science and mathematics centres offer a unique insight into new technologies and research through onsite and outreach education programs for students of all ages and professional development activities for teachers.

The centres are:

Vicphysics Teachers’ Network

The network is open to any person interested in physics education and is comprised of Victorian teachers and academics. The group supports physics education in Victoria through numerous activities including organising professional development activities for teachers.