Science

Science Term1 2018



Head of Learning Area

 

Mr Glenn Simpson

 

Email glenn.simpson@education.wa.edu.au

 

Welcome to the Science Learning Area at North Albany SHS. It is our belief that everyone is a Scientist as we all are trying to observe and understand the world around us. Our task is to develop and widen student’s interest and skills in Science to enhance their lives and improve their futures.

 

The Science Department is an enthusiastic and professional team comprising of teachers with a blend of youth and experience. Our expert laboratory technicians supervise and maintain an extensive laboratory that caters for a wide range of experiments and activities

 

The Science Learning Area provides a challenging curriculum that teaches the Western Australian Curriculum. Our students are well supported to understand many complex scientific principles and how these principles apply to and explain the Physical and Biological world in which we live. We strive to ensure that our students are scientifically literate and are ready to join the rapidly changing Scientific and Technological world.

 

The Science course for students in Years 7 - 10 comprises

 

  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Earth  
  • Physical Sciences

 

We cater for a wide range of abilities and have staff that work well with students. We have a strong focus on literacy and numeracy and endeavour to develop these skills using Science as a context. Students can further their Science studies by selecting a wide range of subjects in Senior School both at the ATAR and General level.

 

In Years 11 and 12 students can specialize by choosing to study

 

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Human Biology  
  • Physics


Science Competions

 

Students are actively encouraged to use their science in competitions and projects throughout the year. Our well resourced laboratory means students can perform in a wide range of activities, experiences and hands on projects:


  • Designing and constructing solar ovens, energy efficient model houses, rockets.
  • Make and launch (explode!) hydrogen balloons, model volcanoes and rockets
  • Exploring the microscopic world found in ponds, night stalk wildlife with motion detecting cameras, and explore ecosystems in depth on the Biology camp(s).
  • Finding out how infectious keypads and mobile phones are and exploring though hydroponics how tomatoes and other plants grow best.
  • Making slime, extracting DNA, performing gel electrophoresis simulations, testing pharmaceuticals.

 


SCIENCE DEPARTMENT STAFF PROFILE 2018

 

Glenn Simpson   : Human Biology, Chemistry and Year 7-10 Science

 

David Cooper      : Biology and Year 7-10 Science

 

Daniel Hoath       : Chemistry, Physics and Year 7-10 Science

 

Ela Meyer            : Human Biology and Year 7-10 Science Specialist

 

Leonie Puzey      : Physics, Chemistry and Year 7-10 Science

 

Guy Skillen         : Physics, Earth Sciences and Year 7-10 Science

 

Shae Stoltze       : Environmental Science and Year 7-10 Science

 

 

For further information about Science at North Albany SHS please contact the Science Department by phoning the school on 9892 0611