Science in Action (Scientific Studies)

SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Shane Rowett

Innovative and critical thinking in the world of science underpins a cohesive understanding of the natural world and the discovery of new ways of doing and thinking. Science is continually refining and expanding our knowledge of the universe, and as this happens, stimulating new questions for future investigation.


Through a focus on science inquiry skills and scientific ways of observing,questioning, and thinking, students in Scientific Studies actively investigate and respond to authentic, engaging, and complex questions, problems, or challenges. They employ interdisciplinary approaches with a focus on science and engineering, supported through the application of technology, design, and mathematical (STEM) thinking.


Topics that will be covered are; Sonic Interaction Design – Human perspectives on sound technology and interactions and Biomechanics – Science in sports and exercise.


School Assessment (70%): Assessment Types Include;

  • Inquiry Folio
  • Three tasks with a focus on Science Inquiry Skills
  • One Investigation with a focus on Science as a Human Endeavour
  • One Individual Investigation Inquiry Design Proposal
  • One Collaborative Inquiry

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type: Individual Inquiry


Science in Action will support students in future science-related career pathways and generally in everyday life in our world shaped by science and technology.