Science

Science is a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural and physical world and the wider universe. It involves generating and testing ideas, and gathering evidence by making observations, carrying out investigations and modelling, and communicating and debating with others. These things allow scientists to develop scientific knowledge, understanding, and explanations. Scientific progress comes from logical, systematic work and from creative insight, built on a foundation of respect for evidence and the contributions of earlier scientists and their work.

Science is able to inform problem solving and decision making in many areas of life. Many of the major challenges and opportunities that confront our world need to be informed by using the scientific method of investigation.

By studying science at Kaikorai Valley College, teachers with their students aim to:

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Are you interested in increasing your understanding about science? Have a look at our two reading lists. One lists books available through the school library, the other lists books for seniors that you could buy or get out of the public library. There is some really good reading here – go for it!

Science Reading List for Seniors

Science Reading List – School Library

 

Subjects can be viewed from our curriculum page.

 

Head of Department:  Dr Simon McMillan

Contact details:  simon.mcmillan@kvc.school.nz or telephone 453 6035

 

Participation Respect Inquiry Diversity Environment

500 Kaikorai Valley Road
Dunedin, New Zealand
Tel +64 3 453 6035
Fax +64 3 453 1602