Science is an important part of our heritage and we use its applications every day in our lives at work, at leisure and in the home. Science and the application of science are central to our economic future and to our health and wellbeing as individuals and as a society. Scotland has a long tradition of scientific discovery, of innovation in the application of scientific discovery, and of the application of science in the protection and enhancement of the natural and built environment. Children and young people are fascinated by new discoveries and technologies and become increasingly aware of, and passionate about, the impact of science on their own health and wellbeing, the health of society and the health of the environment.

Curriculum for Excellence

Pupils will study science through their class topics and each year pupils will focus on a scientific topic. Pupils will cover Biodiversity and Interdependence, Energy Sources and Sustainability, Process of the Planet, Space, Electricity, Sound and Light, Forces, Water and Properties, use of substance and chemical change.