Cardwell Primary School

Cardwell Primary School

Mutual respect, resilience, responsibility, tolerance and perseverance

Learning for life


Through the teaching of science we encourage an interest in and an understanding of our world.

There is a strong focus on scientific investigation throughout the curriculum. The main areas of teaching cover; life and living processes, materials and their properties and physical processes. Cross curricular links are made wherever possible.

We encourage children to make observations and comparisons, to test their own ideas, consider evidence and provide their own possible solutions to problems. Science is as much to do with the way we find out as what we find out.

As children grow older, scientific knowledge about subjects such as magnetism, electricity, light, temperature, growth, plants, weather and space is acquired through observation, investigation, experimentation, access to books, use of computers and visits to the local environment as well as to museums.

We aim to bring the world around us to life through our Science program of study.