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Home Curriculum and Pedagogy Key Learning Areas Science & Technology


Science and Technology is the learning area in which all students learn about the natural and made environments by investigating, by designing and making and by using technology.  Learning in Science and Technology will draw on and contribute to learning related to the other five Key Learning Areas.

Technology is concerned with the purposeful and creative use of resources in an effort to meet perceived needs or goals.  It extends beyond the tools and technical inventions of a society and involves the application of human skills, knowledge, techniques and processes to expressive and practical problem-solving situations in all aspects of human life.

The four broad strands of Science and Technology are:

  • Investigating Scientifically
  • Designing and Making
  • The Natural Environment
  • The Made Environment