“The world is a great book, of which those who never stir from home read only a page.” St. Augustine
Students learn how God has created everything with a role, with order and purpose on the Earth. They explore celebrations and commemorations within their communities, and how their local and wider community has and will change over time. By exploring the effects of Earth’s rotation on its axis, Earth's matter and changes of state, students have a greater understanding of God’s creative ability. They group living things based on observable features and distinguish them from non-living things. Students identify and describe locations, looking at Australia and its neighbouring countries, also identifying similarities and differences in climate. They continue to learn to predict, plan, conduct record, and process and reflect on science experiments, using formal and informal language to communicate their observations and findings. The aim of the subject is to help students to develop an understanding of the vision that science provides of the nature of living things, of the Earth and its place in space as well as to develop a sense of wonder, curiosity and respect for places, people, cultures and environments throughout the world.
“From one man He made every nation of men, which they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” Acts 17:26