How does a tree 60 m tall manage to get water from the roots to the topmost leaves? How is an aeroplane able to fly? Why do acids taste sour and why do they corrode metals?
Our wealth of scientific knowledge today is the accumulation of the collective works of all the scientists that have gone before us. Names like Newton, Einstein and Galileo immediately spring to mind - but what was the contribution of Fleming, Marie Curie and Charles Darwin?
Science education at Gippsland Grammar seeks to develop students' abilities to ask questions and find answers about the natural and physical world. It provides them with experiences designed to foster their insights into the way science is applied and how scientists work in the community. It also aims to help them to make informed decisions about scientific issues, careers and further study.
Our students are encouraged to enjoy as many experiences as possible in the Junior levels as they develop their knowledge about the physical, chemical and biological world. In the pre-VCE and VCE classes the students also have the opportunity to explore the psychological concepts of science, but the approach becomes more rigorous and formal.