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Blacktown Boys High School

Blacktown Boys High School

Partially Selective Boys High School since 2010

Telephone02 9622 1558

Emailblacktownb-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Science

A study of science is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 10.

In science, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.

Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real-world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different science disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics.

Science staff

Miss P. Hussien

Miss M. Winata

Mr T. Bishop

Ms L. Sun

Ms C. Tang

Faculty outline

Science provides a distinctive view and way of thinking about the world. The study of Science develops students' knowledge, understanding and skills in making sense of and explaining the biological, physical and technological world, enabling them to make informed choices and responsible decisions as individuals and as part of the community.

Curriculum options science

The curriculum options at BBHS are in line with the changes in syllabus requirements which now reflect the National Curriculum.

Stage 4 

Hectic Heat, Living World, May the Force be with you, The Final Frontier

Survivor, Incredible Ingredients, Our Amazing Planet, What's the Buzz

Stage 5 

Extreme Earth, Balance in the Living World, Core of the Matter, Getting Around, 

Making breaking, rearranging, Its just a Theory,  The clone age, Making Life Better

Stage 6

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth and Environmental Science

National science week

National Science Week was celebrated throughout Week 4 of Term 3. It was a major hit! Science Teachers planned recess and lunch activities that allowed students to explore each branch of Science, and engage with various experiments. Monday students constructed a planetarium. Tuesday students completed Soda Straw Rockets and some rockets flew almost 2 meters! Wednesday the students competed in building the ‘Tallest Marshmallow Tower’ with only straws and marshmallows! Congratulations to Huseyin Gulle and Alexander Johnson from 7E on constructing the tallest tower. Thursday we had both a telescope demonstration and a Trivia quiz where students played in their Sport Houses. Congratulations Macquarie on winning the Trivia! Friday finished strong with a Science Exhibition in the Library and an Elephants Toothpaste Experiment in the Quad. Thank you to all the students who got involved in the events, and thank you to the Science teachers for organising the awesome activities. We look forward to making each year bigger and better!"