Please enjoy this message from our School Captain, Max Murphy.
Science at Casey Grammar ensures science is accessible and enjoyable for all students.
Our Science facilities at Casey Grammar have been designed and dedicated to accommodate the specific learning needs of all students and reflect our position as a school of the 21st century.
AGE-SPECIFIC LABS AND LEARNING AREAS
developmental stages. Features include General Science laboratories that are flexible and able to accommodate a variety of disciplines as well as purpose built VCE science-specific laboratories (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology). Our laboratories and learning spaces have been architecturally designed to provide students with the best educational experience possible.
With classroom tables, chairs and workbenches at the right height and surrounds appropriate to children ranging from Years 7 to 12, we ensure students remain engaged with this discipline throughout their time at Casey Grammar.
There are also informal learning areas and quiet study zones, all of which are aimed at encouraging students to explore and engage with contemporary technology to develop their own ideas and projects.
The Science Learning Centre also includes a Science meeting room for conferences and landscaped outdoor areas used for practical activities. Our outdoor facilities include a chicken coop, aquaculture tank and purpose-built horticultural area which includes hydroponics, vertical vegetable gardens and wicking beds.
Each classroom contains state-of-the-art technology such as interactive whiteboards and wireless technology for students to complete experimental and theoretical work using the available data logging equipment, iPads and laptops. To support their projects students make use of media, design and technology hubs along with 3D printers and robotics resources. The technology available aims to support the learning intentions of each lesson.
ch also shows that children are likely to improve their critical thinking and learning skills through hands-on projects. Here at Casey Grammar STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is incorporated into the curriculum as well as being offered as a co-curricular activity. Whether it be on campus or at Casey Tech, it’s purpose is to engage and extend learning that will give students problem-solving, teamwork and creative skills they will need for the future.
As part of our Science Extension program here at Casey Grammar students can pursue their inquisitive nature of science by electing to study Biochemistry and/or Rover’s Mission to Mars.
All students are encouraged to participate in competitions such as the Science Talent Search, Sleek Geek Eureka Prize, Science Olympiads, STEM Design Challenge, ANCQ, Big Science Competition, Brain Bee Challenge, ANSTO Big Ideas Forum and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.