We come across science in everyday things in the world around us, both living and non-living. Studying Science in school can help you to understand the importance of science in our lives and in the environment.
What will I learn in Science?
The Science course covers the three sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Biology is the science of living things. You will learn about:
• Plants and animals including humans
• The environment and how to care for it.
Chemistry deals with the composition of substances and their properties. You will learn about:
• The materials that make up the world around us
• How materials can change and be changed.
Physics is the science of matter and energy and how they interact. You will learn about:
• forces and energy
• how things work.
Is learning Science anything like what I did in primary school?
In primary school you learned about living things, energy and forces, materials, and about care for the environment. You also explored the world around you and learned to work like a scientist. In Junior Cycle Science you will use and develop these science skills.
Will Science have anything to do with other subjects I will be studying? Science links with many of the other subjects you will be studying. You will use some of the things you learn in Mathematics to analyse and interpret the results of your investigations. In Geography you will study about the environment and soil. In Home Economics you will study about food and the human body.
How will Science be useful to me?
Many of the skills you learn while studying science such as problem solving and investigation skills are very useful outside of school and will be of use to you in whatever job you choose to do. In third level there are many different types of science courses on offer and many different careers open to science students. These include becoming a: pharmacist, radiographer, doctor, dentist, technician, psychologist, astronomer, teacher, vet and researcher.
Click the images for videos we made in science class: