Science is the study of the world around us. Sustainability is about teaching our community how to live in a way that has minimal impact on our planet and future generations. Through the strands Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Earth and Space, students at Deer Park North P.S., are encouraged to develop an inquiring mind into their world while thinking sustainably.
To harness students’ natural curiosity, Science and Sustainability is delivered through observation, description and experimentation. Students are actively involved in cooperative group work and independent tasks both indoors in our spacious science room and outdoors in our substantial productive garden and other outdoor spaces.
This subject is very ‘hands on’ and requires students to make, test and measure. Using the Scientific Method, students learn how to ask a question, make a prediction, think about what they will need and what the process is. They are then able to analyse their results and compare with their peers.