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Senior school

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It is a requirement of senior science subjects to undertake an extended experimental investigation (EEI). Harbour Watch is able to offer tailored short-term (day visit) or long-term (over a term/semester) experiments that provide senior students with the opportunity to engage in real life and meaningful investigations. Students are able to complete open-ended, practical research using laboratory and field-based methods to collect primary data. Consultation with Harbour Watch will allow for tailored investigations that fulfil individual school's requirements.

In conducting EEIs with Harbour Watch, students will:

  • follow an inquiry-based investigation process
  • formulate research questions, hypotheses and plans for investigation
  • complete risk assessments to analyse and mitigate potential hazards and ensure animal welfare and ethics requirements are met
  • collect, select and organise information from primary and/or secondary sources
  • analyse and interpret information, identifying and explaining relationships, trends and patterns
  • evaluate information to draw conclusions and make decisions and recommendations, including modifications to equipment and procedures.

Senior secondary

As per Australian Curriculum v8.2.

Science

Earth and environmental science:

  • Unit 1—Introduction to Earth systems
  • Unit 2—Earth processes:  energy transfers and transformations
  • Unit 3—Living on Earth: extracting, using and managing Earth resources
  • Unit 4—The changing Earth: the cause and impact of Earth hazards

Biology:

  • Unit 1—Biodiversity and the interconnectedness of life
  • Unit 4—Maintaining the internal environment

Chemistry:

  • Unit 2—Molecular interactions and reactions
  • Unit 3—Equilibrium, acids and redox reactions

Other science subjects:

  • Marine science
  • Aquatic practices
  • Science in practice
  • Science 21
  • Earth science

Geography

  • Unit 1—Natural and ecological hazards
  • Unit 2—Sustainable places
  • Unit 3—Land cover transformations
  • Unit 4—Global transformations

Other subjects

  • Study of society
  • Social and community studies
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Last reviewed 28 February 2020
Last updated 28 February 2020