In Year 9, students study the human body, its systems, and the effects of the external systems on it. They also study the biotic and abiotic components of the various ecosystems and their relationships and dependencies on each other. Students explore the detailed structure of the atom and the role of chemical changes in the rearrangement of matter. They understand the importance of conservation, learn newer ideas of energy transfer and apply this knowledge to global systems.
The studying of Science in Year 9 is categorized into:
· Biological Sciences
· Multicellular Organisms and their Internal Systems
· Ecosystems, their Matter and Energy flow
· Chemical Sciences
· Structure of an Atom - Protons, Electrons, and Neutrons
· Chemical Reactions, Law of conservation of Mass
· Energy Transfer during Combustion and Reaction of Acids
· Earth and Space Sciences
· Plate Tectonics
· Geological Activity and Continental Movement
· Physical Sciences
· Energy Transfer through different Mediums
· Wave and Particle Models
Science as a Human Endeavour
· Changes in the Understanding of Science including challenging existing Theories
· Advanced Science understanding using Science and Technology
· Development in Technology using Scientific Discoveries
· Using Advances in Science to generate new Career Opportunities
· Values and Needs of Society to influence Scientific Research
· Questioning and Predicting
· Formulate Questions/hypothesis
· Investigate Scientifically
· Planning and Conducting
· Plan, Select and Use different Investigation Methods
· Fieldwork and Laboratory Experiments
· Collect and Record Reliable Data systematically
· Assess Risk
· Address Ethical Issues
· Select and Use appropriate Equipment
· Use Digital Technologies
· Processing and analysing data and information·
· Analyse Patterns and Trends in data
· Understanding relationships between Variables
· Identify Inconsistencies
· Draw Conclusions consistent with Evidence
· Identify Primary and Secondary Sources, areas of Uncertainty
· Possible Alternate Explanations
· Ways to Improve Quality of Data
· Evaluate Approaches to solve Problems
· Construct Evidence-Based Arguments
· Present Arguments using Scientific Language and Conventions
Students of Year 9 achieve the proficiency of explaining atomic processes with respect to atomic nuclei and their decay as a source of radioactivity with the help of wave and particle models of energy transfer. They also become adept in understanding the various geological systems, their timelines, and biological systems, their response to changes, and their interdependence with the external systems. Developing inferences using authentic evidence and data analysis, suggesting actions to improve the results, and familiarising themselves with scientific language and notation, to communicate their findings effectively, are skills that students learn in WA Year 9 Science course.
The Edugraff teachers, especially those teaching Years 9 and 10, ensure a very thorough explanation of concepts supported by proofs and experiments. This helps students to arrive at results using their own experience and trials. This method of teaching instills an interest as well as a deeper understanding. Join Edugraff’s online Science tutoring for WA Year 9 to understand concepts easily. Our science tutors explain tricky concepts in a fun and engaging way.
1. My child is a little wary of Science. How can Edugraff help?
Edugraff teachers use the kinesthetic way of teaching which essentially means learning by experimenting. This builds interest and curiosity. A student achieving results by performing the experiments himself will achieve a sense of accomplishment and hence develop confidence.
2. How do I ensure that my child is regular and keeps his assignments up to date?
Kindly share the school timetable and assignments of your child with his Edugraff tutor. Also, keep in touch with the tutor so that gaps, if any, may be addressed in time.