Science prepares students for being scientifically literate citizens with an ability to critically analyse issues in society, technology and the environment.
At Monbulk College Science is taught as a hands-on inquiry based subject. Theory is integrated with practical activities and student-driven investigations.
Monbulk College delivers the Australian Curriculum in Science at Years 7 to 9 in 2012 and for Year 10 in 2013.
Senior students can choose from a VCE studies in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology. They can also undertake VET Horticulture. There is the opportunity for students to do these studies as accelerated studies a year ahead of their peers.
Our brand new Science rooms incorporate two laboratories, an open-learning classroom and are outfitted with state of the art facilities including video conferencing equipment. A significant investment in digital data logging equipment for will provide learning dividends in all Science subjects.
Our Science Staff includes specialist teachers who have contributed to their profession as authors and conference presenters. All VCE Science teachers network with local schools in the Dandenong Ranges and run joint revision sessions for students.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences are all studies in Year 7 to 9. Highlights from these year levels include:
Year 7: Separation Challenge, Moon watch Mission, Great Bean Race, Toy Design Project and Rocket ships.
Year 8: Rube Goldberg Design, kidney & chicken wing dissection, the smelly “digest it” simulation and an excursion to the Melbourne Museum.
Year 9: Heart dissections, radioactivity challenge, uncovering the wonders of our dynamic earth, thermodynamics and environmental exploration.
Year 10 is preparation for VCE studies and includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics.