Science is a way of investigating people and their environment. This leads to a body of collected knowledge made up of principles, laws and theories that explain the universe.
In order to cope with the 'knowledge explosion' and technological change, individuals need to develop certain skills and attitudes. In Science courses, students are involved in activities which develop skills in manipulation, observation, problem solving, communication and social interaction.
Through Science, students are helped to come to terms with a rapidly changing world. They acquire an approach to scientific phenomena which enables them to deal more effectively with issues and problems relating to people and their environment.