Science | Choose One Stream

Year 9 Science offers three streams, each of which spends the majority of the year focusing on core science content in the fields of Biology (Body Systems and Ecology), Chemistry (Atomic Theory and Chemical Reactions) and Physics (Energy and Electricity), with approximately one school term spent investigating a topic specific to the stream chosen. These investigations provide a focus for each of the three streams offered: Astro Stream; Consumer Stream; and Enviro Stream.   

 

Astro Stream

 

 


Overview

The Astro Stream provides core units with an additional Astronomy unit including a space mission simulation at the Victorian Space Science Education Centre as well as time spent in class constructing and coding robotic devices.

Assessment

Assessment can be done by written tests that include recall of facts, understanding of concepts, and solving of problems, as well as practical work and assignments.

An exam is held each semester on the content covered.

Pathways

All streams are suitable prerequisites for future studies in Science and subject choice in Year 10 will not be limited by the choice of Science stream undertaken in Year 9.

Why Astro Stream?

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Consumer Stream

 

 


Overview

Assessment can be done by written tests that include recall of facts, understanding of concepts, and solving of problems, as well as practical work and assignments.

Assessment

Assessment can be done by written tests that include recall of facts, understanding of concepts, and solving of problems, as well as practical work, practical tests and reports, oral and multimedia presentations and assignments.

An exam is held each semester on the content covered.

Pathways

All streams are suitable prerequisites for future studies in Science and subject choice in Year 10 will not be limited by the choice of Science stream undertaken in Year 9.

Why Consumer Stream?

Watch the video

 

Enviro Stream

 

 


Overview

Enviro Stream provides core units with an additional ‘Growing Things’ investigation undertaken in the Agriculture and Horticulture Centre involving caring for animals and learning horticultural practices.

Assessment

Assessment can be done by written tests that include recall of facts, understanding of concepts, and solving of problems, as well practical work and assignments

An exam is held each semester on the content covered.

Pathways

All streams are suitable prerequisites for future studies in Science and subject choice in Year 10 will not be limited by the choice of Science stream undertaken in Year 9.

Why Enviro Stream?

Watch the video