Science education helps to provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science continues to change our everyday lives and is a key element to the world’s future health and well being, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods and uses of science.
Pupils should use their natural curiosity about the world to build up knowledge which helps them to ask fruitful questions, make rational explanations and look for evidence to support their thinking. Pupils should be encouraged to understand how scientific knowledge and concepts can be used for explanation of what is happening, prediction of how things will behave, and analysis of outcomes.
Pupils should develop scientific knowledge and understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
They should develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through practical activities.
They should have the scientific knowledge required to understand its uses and implications today and possibly for the future.