Year 9 Science

Core Program

This course covers the key subject area of Science.

Our term courses are scheduled in line with public school term dates. There are 4 terms per year and usually 10 lessons per term, with one lesson each week. You can commence our courses at any time, however a new term starts in late January, April, July and October.

Our Science course enable students to:

  • Develop knowledge of science concepts and the scientific method through theoretical and practical learning and experimentation.

Program schedules are designed to allow maximum flexibility for students.

Course Structure
  • Science
  • 4 terms in a year, 10 weeks in a term
  • 1 hour lessons per week, during term
  • Can be combined with Maths (Maths + Science: 2.5 hour lessons per week)
  • Students attend lessons at their allocated time schedule
  • Small class group based
  • Registered teachers
Course Outline

Year 9 SCIENCE

Term 1
Week 1 — The Wave Model
Week 2 — Light Energy
Week 3 — Sound
Week 4 — Seeing and Hearing: The Human Eyes and Ears
Week 5 — Electrical Energy and Circuits
Week 6 — Circuit Calculations and Household Electricity
Week 7 — Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection and Radiation
Week 8 — Revision Test
Week 9 — Medical Applications of Electromagnetic Radiation
Week 10 — Communicating With Electromagnetic Waves

Term 2
Week 1 — Coordinated Function of Body Systems
Week 2 — Nervous System
Week 3 — Endocrine System
Week 4 — The Immune System: Responses to Disease
Week 5 — Relationships and Energy Flow in Ecosystems
Week 6 — Population Size and Impacts of Change in Ecosystems
Week 7 — Plate Tectonics
Week 8 — Revision Test
Week 9 — Geological Activity at Plate Boundaries
Week 10 — Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Term 3
Week 1 — The Australian Continent
Week 2 — Atomic Theory
Week 3 — Isotopes and Radioactivity
Week 4 — Writing Chemical Formulas
Week 5 — Reactions and Chemical Equations
Week 6 — Reactions of Acids
Week 7 — Combustion Reactions and Pollution
Week 8 — Revision Test
Week 9 — Skills and Data Processing Test
Week 10 — Photosynthesis and Respiration

Term 4
Week 1 — The Scientific Method
Week 2 — Organising Information
Week 3 — Identifying Relationships and Making Generalisations
Week 4 — Relating Variables
Week 5 — Drawing Scientific Diagrams
Week 6 — Applying Science Skills
Week 7 — Mathematics in Science
Week 8 — Revision Test
Week 9 — Diffusion and Osmosis
Week 10 — Density, Weight and Pressure

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