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The Importance of Science

“Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them.  It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge.  Because Science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.  Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling.  This is a spur to critical and creative thought.”

Through providing appropriate and stimulating scientific experiences we encourage pupils to make sense of the world around them.  Pupils work together to observe, explore and ask questions. They collect evidence to help them answer questions and link this to scientific ideas. Pupils evaluate evidence and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. Pupils share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables and graphs. They apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health.

“Science is a way of thinking about our world that can lead to changing it for the better.”