Science is an introduction for young people into the world of living things, materials and energy. It involves young people developing knowledge and understanding of themselves and the world around them.

It is a largely practical subject which develops a spirit of enquiry by encouraging curiosity and reason.

Science learning is based on vast amounts of knowledge about our world by using the skills of observation, prediction, investigation and interpretation.

Each young person needs to enjoy the experiences associated with Science by increasing and developing their knowledge and by starting to use the skills associated with scientific methods of investigation.

Working with others and learning how to ask questions are attitudes which encourage work to be carried out in a scientific way.