Science



About the Faculty of Science:

“TO DEVELOP A COMPLETE MIND: STUDY THE SCIENCE OF ART; STUDY THE ART OF SCIENCE. LEARN HOW TO SEE. REALIZE THAT EVERYTHING CONNECTS TO EVERYTHING ELSE.”


– LEONARDO DA VINCI


“Inspiring the imagination and seeking new heights”
– all Science Faculty staff have at the forefront of their teaching and planning this vision statement. We hope as science staff to inspire students in science and to give them the necessary tools and encouragement to pursue science as a future career choice or path. Science is compulsory for all students from Years 7 to 11 at De La Salle College and from Years 12 to 13 the students choose the options or senior science cores made up of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Earth and Space Science.

The Science Faculty Website:

Web Address : www.realscience.net.nz

An on-going initiative of the Faculty of Science, realscience.net intends to be an essential resource for all science students at De La Salle College from juniors to seniors. All senior course material is now available and the addition of junior content has begun. All senior student course handbooks can be downloaded from the site.

General Science Courses for Years 7 – 10 as offered at De La Salle College:

Please visit the Science Faculty website above for in-depth information concerning these courses.

NCEA Science Courses as offered at De La Salle College:

 Level 1 (New Zealand Curriculum Levels 5-6)

  • Science is the field of study concerned with discovering and describing the world around us by observing and experimenting. Biology, chemistry, and physics are all branches of science.

 

  • Possible careers : Medicine, food technician, mechanic, engineer plus 1000’s more!
Levels 2 and 3 (New Zealand Curriculum Levels 7-8)

  • Chemistry is the branch of science concerned with the substances of which matter is composed, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances.
  • Possible careers : medicine, food science, pharmacology, conservation and enviro law.
 Levels 2 and 3 (New Zealand Curriculum Levels 7-8)

  • Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.
  • Possible careers : engineering, architect, geologist, particle physicists, sound tech.
 Levels 2 and 3 (New Zealand Curriculum Levels 7-8)

  • Biology is the study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, origin, and distribution.
  • Possible careers : medicine, zoologist, pharmacist, nutritionist and marine biologist.
 Levels 2 and 3 (New Zealand Curriculum Levels 7-8)

  • Earth and Space Science is the branch of science dealing with the physical constitution of the earth and its atmosphere plus the wonders of space itself.
  • Possible careers : environmental scientist, meteorologist, ecologist, climatologist.

 

 

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