Science at Thomas Mitchell Primary School centres on developing children’s inherent curiosity about the world around them. It’s important that all students have an understanding of Science to make sense of their world. Students from Prep to Year 6 take part in a 50 minute Science lesson each week. The program covers the four conceptual Science strands of Biological, Earth and Space, Chemical, and Physical sciences throughout the year. Students participate in scientific studies exploring plants, animals, geology, properties of materials and forces while developing experimental, observational and teamwork skills. Through hands-on activities, students are encouraged to think like scientists. They ask questions, test hypotheses, and observe what happens, using their senses to record results and describe their observations. Science develops and enhances the key skills of curiosity, critical thinking, perseverance, and reflection.