07 Science

Year 7:  Full Year / 2 Semesters / Science

Australian Curriculum Website:  https://australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/science

Recommended Background: This compulsory Science course is the first opportunity Year 7 students have in engaging with this subject at Heathfield High School providing an introductory appreciation of the processes of Science.


As a foundation for a lifelong appreciation of the world around us and how it works, students cycle through various areas of study to gain an appreciation for the different facets of science. Students also gain an understanding of the interaction between science and society by investigating how science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures.  This course provides significant opportunity for integrated learning to occur throughout the year.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • science inquiry skills
  • classification of organisms
  • ecosystems and interactions between organisms
  • chemical properties mixtures and separation techniques
  • modelling solar system
  • motion and forces
  • nature and development of science
  • use and influence of science


Students are assessed against the Science Australian Curriculum achievement standards.

These may include options such as:

  • practicals/investigations
  • research tasks or projects (group or individual)
  • topic tests

Additional Information

Various excursion opportunities may be offered to students which may incur additional costs.

Last updated: 01/07/22