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Science

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Head of Department: Mrs Cathy Evans

Craigslea State High School offers students excellent courses in the Sciences, with an experienced and caring group of teachers.

 

 

Year 7 to 9 Science Subjects:

 



​Year 7 Science Brochure​​

Year 7 Science Year Level Plan

Year 8 Science Year Level Plan

Year 9 Science Year Level Plan

 

 



Senior Science Brochure

Year 10 Science Subjects:



        • Science Extension (Semester 1 only)
        • Introductory Biology (Semester 2 only)
        • Introductory Chemistry (Semester 2 only)
        • Introductory Physics (Semester 2 only)
        • Introductory Psychology (Semester 2 only)
        • Science (Semester 1 and 2)

 

 Year 10 Science Year Level Plan

 

Year 11 and 12 Senior Science Subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Science in Practice

  


Selected Highlights:

Year 11 Biology Camp



Year 11 Biology students travel to Lady Elliot Island in the Great Barrier Reef to participate in the UQ Coral Watch program, and become familiar with ways in which data about biotic and abiotic factors can be collected and scientific sampling techniques.


Year 10 Introductory Biology Camp

Year 10 students travel to Cooloola National Park and camp at Lake Freshwater for 3 days. Lake Freshwater is the perfect base for the excursion where students are able to complete studies on Succession, Adaptations of Plants on the Frontal Dune, Comparative Studies of Eucalypt and Rainforest Ecosystems, and Investigation of Animals on the Exposed Rocky Shore. 


Year 9 Science Field Trip

Year 9 students visit Toohey Forest Environmental Education Centre at Griffith University, Nathan Campus. This excursion provides students with the opportunity to collect biotic and abiotic data, and use this data to compare and evaluate two terrestrial (land based) ecosystems. This data is then used to investigate how ecosystems respond and change as a result of high or low intensity burns.


Year 8 Excellence in Science Field Trip

Students in the Year 8 Excellence in Science Program undertake a 12-week 'Impact Centre' program, 'Marine Zone'. During this time, they extend their understanding of the purpose and process of scientific inquiry and mathematical investigation as they examine the ecology of the Moreton Bay catchment area. This program includes a field trip on-board the boat, 'Inspiration', with 'Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre'. 


Year 7 Excellence in Science Field Trip

 

Students in the Year 7 Excellence in Science Program undertake a full day of hands-on, interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) workshops at QUT Gardens Point campus.
 
 


 Extracurricular Activities:

Students have the opportunity to participate in the:

  • Big Science Competition
  • National Youth Science Forum
  • Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) Partner School opportunities for students
  • QUT High School Research Internships Program
  • QUT Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Camp
  • QUT Power of Engineering Day Tour
  • STEM Girl Power camp
  • STEM high achievers program
  • World Science Festival Brisbane
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Last reviewed 19 April 2022
Last updated 19 April 2022