Subject Vision Statement: To build and maintain all students’ natural curiosity about themselves and the world around them by empowering students to ask questions, gain knowledge and understanding of different phenomena in our universe.
|Cells are fundamental units of living organisms which include adapted structures to support larger functions in the organism.
|Living organisms may form populations of single species, communities of many
species and ecosystems, interacting with each other and/or with the environment.
|Life on Earth is dependent on photosynthesis in which green plants and algae trap light from the Sun to fix carbon dioxide and combine it with hydrogen.
|Organic compounds are used as fuels in cellular respiration to allow the other chemical reactions necessary for life.
|The chemicals in an ecosystem are continually cycling through the natural world.
|The characteristics of a living organism are influenced by its genome and its
interaction with the environment.
|Objects are made from materials that are made from one or more substances made from atoms.
|Substances are held together by electrostatic forces of attraction.
|When substances react, atoms are exchanged and new substances are made but mass is always conserved.
|Chemical reactions only occur when they increase the disorder of the Universe.
|Quantities in chemistry are expressed at both the macroscopic and submicroscopic scales using grams, volumes and moles.
|Stores and transfer of energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed but transferred from one store to another.
|Particulate nature of matter. Understanding the states and properties that each state of matter exhibit.
|Forces and motion. Understanding the rules that govern how forces interact and their effects on motion.
|Waves and radiation.
|Electricity and magnetism.