The science program at Bittern Primary school is based around the Ausvels curriculum guidelines and aims to foster curiosity and inspire students to investigate and understand the world they live in.

Young children have an intrinsic curiosity about their immediate world. Asking questions leads to speculation and the testing of ideas. Exploratory, purposeful play is a central feature of their investigations.

During these levels, students can develop ideas about science that relate to their lives, answer questions, and solve mysteries of particular interest to their age group. In this stage of schooling students tend to use a trial-and-error approach to their science investigations.



 Scientific investigations this year have included activities such as making hot air balloons, investigating the properties of dry ice, classification of animals, making balloon rockets, making ooblek and making a working model of a human hand.

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