Students at Treendale Primary School participate in a technology based Science Program that covers all Science content areas of the Australian Curriculum: Biological, Chemical, Physical and Earth and Space. The Science Program focuses on Science Inquiry that seeks to inspire curiosity and provide learning opportunities that help students understand new scientific concepts.
The contemporary and vibrant Science laboratory is a flexible learning space containing wet areas and a broad range of modern equipment, including Bunsen burners, microscopes and STEM electronics. Students engage in hands-on collaborative investigations and communicate their discoveries using a variety of creative iPad apps including Seesaw.
STEM challenges are incorporated within the Science Program and students are encouraged to enter the South West Engineers’ Spaghetti Tower and Bridge Competition. There are two Science Clubs in which students enjoy fun experiments and STEM activities; many students are also involved in the CSIRO Science and Technology CREST Award.
Students participate in the Waste Wise Schools’ Program and various Scitech Projects. The Water Corporation and Scitech have visited our school for a number of incursions whilst students in Year 5 and 6 have also enjoyed excursions to the Science and Engineering Discovery Day held at the South West Sports Centre. Currently, selected Year 6 students attend Australind SHS to partake in a Science Extension Program.