From Newton’s law of universal gravitation to Einstein’s theory of relativity, science has paved the way to discovery and understanding. Through the four areas of science; biology, physics, earth and space and chemistry students will be able to explore, investigate and better understand their surroundings.
At Darul Ulum College of Victoria, the journey begins at the Foundation level where students immerse themselves in finding all that is needed to maintain life. They delve into the source of materials with observable properties, then look to the skies for daily seasonal changes in our environment and examine the factors which effect the movement of objects.
In the middle primary, students engage in different activities to learn about the classification of living things; the change in the states of matter; the Earth’s rotation causing regular changes, including night and day; and that heat can be produced in many ways.
A deeper understanding of prior knowledge over the years is extended at the upper primary level. From micro-organisms, generating electricity, geological changes affecting the Earth’s surface, to physical and chemical changes of materials.
Primary Connections resources are adopted in delivering the units, complemented by other resources such as RIC Publications, ICT resources, etc.
To develop the understanding of the concepts taught, a lot of time and planning is spent developing scientific skills, such as questioning and predicting, planning and conducting investigations, processing and analysing data collected, and finally evaluating and communicating their findings through multimodal texts. Besides some challenging pen and paper activities, students enjoy regular hands-on activities, experiments, observations, incursions, excursions, national science competition, etc.
At Darul Ulum College, we endeavour to integrate Science topics into other subjects. Teachers are encouraged to relate every concept taught to the magnificence of Allah’s creations. This enables students to appreciate the greatness of Allah as Al-Khaliq and build a more holistic connection to the topics they have learned in class.