Science is a way of understanding our world through considered study of experiment and/or evidence. At MPS we aim to develop and encourage a sense of wonder about our world, to teach the skills of scientific study and explore the various strands of science such as biology.
Science is best learnt through active work that involves problem solving, inquiry, individual and shared experiences, cooperative group work as well as indoor and outdoor experiences. These science-based forms of inquiry are principally given via integrated units such the human body, forces and movement, natural disasters, life cycles and space. Several units naturally link with science - for example sustainability, in environmental and social domains of study.
Recording of observations progresses from drawing what is discovered to more complex written recording following the scientific process. Discussion of experimental activity also plays an important part in our classrooms.
We hold an annual Science Day where students are placed in mixed aged groups (juniors and seniors) and rotate through classrooms conducting many different science experiments.