Science at Greenfields Primary School is fun! Our programmes cater for diverse interests, abilities and needs. We achieve this through STEM activities which provide opportunities for students to collaborate, create and celebrate their successes. We have a Science Club which runs once a week and is made up of enthusiastic students who proudly wear their Science Club badge on their uniform. During this time, we are involved with looking after our animals, construct structures and take on STEM challenges.
Every student at Greenfields Primary School attends at least a sixty-minute lesson once a week with a specialist teacher. Most importantly our Science Programme covers the West Australian Curriculum through hands on activities and explicit teaching to enhance the students’ skills and knowledge. We assist our students recognise the importance of Science in their lives and many have dreams of pursuing a career in Science long after their time at Greenfields Primary School has come to an end.
Each year we celebrate Science Week in August and everyone in the school community is involved in this event. Each class will contribute work they have completed through Science activities during lessons and create a colourful and innovative display to show off their work.
Our science programme in 2023 will include being involved in two special projects: The Einstein Frist Project (Yr3) in collaboration with UWA and The Synergy Solar Car Project (Yr6), as well as incursions and excursions. Each term we study a different strand of Science, these are: Chemistry, Physical Science, Biology and Earth & Space.
Our science room is a hive of activity caring for different creatures and plants. The students get the opportunity to learn how to care for our environment and handle everything with respect and love. Such an experience is vital for many students who never get a chance to handle an animal or eat vegies they have planted. Such activities provide a healing and confidence boosting experience for many students.