Biology is the study of living organisms and life processes and impact with each other and their environment.
The Preliminary course incorporates the study of mechanisms and systems used to obtain, transport and use of materials for growth and repair, biotic and abiotic features of the environment and the interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem; the evolution of life on Earth and the effects of global changes on the diversity of Australian biota during the formation of the Australian continent. The Preliminary course includes a field study related to the local ecosystem.
Chemistry is the study of the physical and chemical properties of substances and their interactions. Chemistry provides chemical explanations and predicts events at the atomic and molecular level. The Preliminary course develops a knowledge of atomic structure, chemical changes, rates of reaction and the relationships between substances by developing an understanding of the Earth’s resources, methods to extract and use metals, the importance of water of Earth and high energy carbon compounds.
Physics investigates natural phenomena identifies patterns and explains their behaviour in a wide range of contexts. The Preliminary course develops a knowledge of waves, motion, forces, fields, electricity and magnetism by focusing on understanding of current communication technologies, the use of domestic electricity, interactions involving vehicles, including car crashes and the mechanisms that maintain the physical conditions of planet Earth.
Chandrika Prasad (HT)
STEM Coordinator, Nirimba Collegiate.
David demonstrates his commitment to his subject and faculty with his tireless work developing new resources and opportunities for students to explore the world of science. David believes in the importance of STEM education as a way of preparing students for a world where new technologies and smart companies lead.