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How will my child progress in their knowledge, skill and understanding in Science?

Progression of Knowledge, Skills and Unterstanding (KSU):  Science


Through IPC Science tasks, learners will know that the study of science is focused on developing an understanding of natural phenomena and the man-made world, including the ways in which science impacts on people’s lives and the environment. 


There are various areas of science learning, including but not limited to:

Biology - Living things, plants, humans and animals.

Chemistry - Materials; properties, changes and matter.

Physics - Earth and space, forces, energy, electricity and electromagnetism and waves.


Learning in science will be practical and hands-on, as indicated by the scientific inquiry strand. Learners will have the skills to collect empirical evidence from observation and/or experimentation within the different areas/branches of scientific study


Learners will develop an understanding of science being dynamic and that ideas and theories are constantly evolving, even if they cannot yet be tested. They will understand the limitations of their own experiments and the role simulations may play in generating data.


The Learning Goals in Science can be identified as Knowledge (Know), Skills (Be able to) and Understanding (Understand).



Milepost 1 refers to KSU in Years 1 and 2.

Milepost 2 refers to KSU in Years 3 and 4.

Milepost 3 refers to KSU in Years 5 and 6.

IMYC refers to KSU in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Writing in bold refers to a key skill, which is essential to be a successful scientist.