Science is a multidisciplinary subject, which gives students an opportunity to relate scientific concepts and theories to real life experiences. Furthermore learners are exposed to a vast array of systematic and carefully controlled experiments that are linked to the theoretical understanding of a specific topic. 

Science is divided into two main areas, namely lower school and upper school:

Lower school Science (Year 7-10) includes the following disciplines: 

•    Earth and Space Science
•    Physical Science
•    Chemical Science 
•    Biological Science

Upper school Science (Year 11-12) includes the following areas

•    Integrated Science
•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Human Biology

The subject areas are catered for each student’s future career pathway such as University, TAFE, VET, etc. 

Science Understanding (SU): Which focuses on concepts and terminologies associated with a particular topic.

Science Inquiry Skills (SIS): Which emphasises on skills essential for working in a scientific laboratory.

Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE): Which encompasses the use of Science in the application of technology and innovation. 

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At Karratha Senior High School, students are taught about the important scientific contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inhabitants as a means to embrace, acknowledge and create a sense of solidarity within indigenous communities in the Pilbara region. Furthermore, this is also reinforced as part of the cross-curricular priority for Science learning. 

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