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Science and Technology Overview


The Campus des Nations science curriculum leads students to an appreciation and awareness of the world as viewed through the eyes of a scientist. It provides an engaging and active experience of the scientific process.
Our science curriculum promotes curiosity and inquiry through the exploration of our surroundings and develops in children a sense of responsibility towards the environment through balanced study.
It involves the acquisition of scientific knowledge, skills and processes and develops an awareness in each student of the inter-connection of science and technology.


The science curriculum is taught through the Programme of Inquiry, and is arranged into four main strands:

Living Things

Earth and Space

Materials and Matter

Forces and Energy

is the study of humans and other animals, plants and the environment and the interactions between them.

is the study of the planet Earth and its relationship to the universe.

is the study of the origins, properties and uses of natural and man-made solids, liquids and gases.

is the study of energy, its origins and transfer and its effects.


Scientific Skills and Processes  

Students will develop a systematic approach to scientific inquiry. They will formulate questions, observe, plan, collect, organize and interpret data and present research findings.

Girls investigating a leaf
Boy with magnifying glass
Students will develop an understanding of science in everyday life and apply previously acquired knowledge in practical or new ways.
Students will be able to work safely and will learn to use information technology to collect, store, retrieve and present scientific information.
Girl using a computer

These Units of Inquiry focus on Science

Theme

Unit name

Strand

Related Concepts

Pre Reception

Sharing the planet

Caring for living things

Living things

  • Feeding
  • Food chain
  • Differences and similarities
  • Growth
 

How the world works

The changing seasons

Living things

Earth and space

  • Adaptation
  • Differences and similarities
  • Growth Seasons
  • Time
  • Transformation

Reception

Sharing the planet

Our garden paradise

Materials and matter

Living things – animals and plants

  • Adaptation
  • Differences and similarities
  • Growth and location.
 

How the world works

Where does our food come from?

Materials and matter

Living things – animals and plants

  • Growth
  • Location
  • Animals and plants
  • Properties

Year 1

How the world works

A roof over my head

Materials and matter
  • Adaptation
  • Differences and similarities
 

Sharing the Planet

Life Cycles

Living things – Animals & Plants

  • Metamorphosis, growth

Year 2

How the world works

Materials

Materials and matter - General
  • State
 

Sharing the Planet

Our world of plants

Living things - Plants

  • Differences and similarities
  • Growth
  • Photosynthesis and respiration

Year 3

Who we are

Healthy Living

Living things - ourselves

  • Feeding
  • Growth
  • Systems
  • Variations
 

How the world works

Simple Machines

Forces and energy – movement & gravity

  • Evolution
  • Movement
  • Adaptation
 

Sharing the planet

Water

Materials and matter

Earth and space – water & atmosphere

  • Freezing and melting
  • Condensation/evaporation
  • Properties
  • Transformations

Year 4

How the world works

Kitchen Chemistry

Materials and matter

  • Differences and similarities
  • Changes
  • Mixtures, solutions, reactions
 

Sharing the planet

Animal Kingdom

Living things - Animals

  • Adaptation
  • Behaviour
  • Habitat
  • Extinction

Year 5

Who we are

Human Body

Living things -
Ourselves

  • Growth
  • Systems
  • Movement
 
How the world works

Forces and motion

Forces and energy – Movement, Gravity, Magnetism

  • Attraction and repulsion
  • Movement
  • Speed
  • Time
 

Sharing the planet

Ecosystems

Living things -
Animals, Plants, Ourselves

  • Adaptation
  • Food chain
  • Condensation
    & evaporation
Year 6

Who we are

Growth and Change

Living Things - ourselves

  • Behaviour
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Growth
  • Reproduction
  • Growth
 

How the world works

Energy

Forces and energy

  • Transformation
  • Variations
  • Differences and Similarities

 

 

5concepts

Demonstrations of deeper learning in responsible behaviour through positive action and service; a manifestation in practice of the other essential elements

Powerful ideas which have relevance within and across the disciplines and which students must explore and re-explore in order to develop understanding

Significant, relevant, subject matter which students are expected to explore and know about

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Those things which the students need to be able to do to succeed in a changing, challenging world

Dispositions which are expressions of fundamental values, beliefs and feelings about learning, the environment and people

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updated 13 fÈvrier, 2007