Since human life began, people have yearned to learn more about the wonders of the world - which is exactly what science is all about. Today’s exciting developments in science and technology permeate every aspect of our lives, and this is the context in which science at AIS is experienced.
Our goal is to develop positive attitudes towards science through helping students understand the role of science in everyday life and the satisfaction that can be achieved through a science-based hobby or a career in science.
Our practically-orientated program has been designed to ensure that students are energised and enthused to learn more about the world they inhabit, and the processes that occur within it.
In their scientific studies, our students discover patterns in everyday events associated with the chemical, physical, biological and earth sciences. They predict outcomes and compare, order and classify information and learn to interpret and analyse scientific data.
Laboratory activities (for secondary school students) integrate observation, application, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The biological, chemical, physical and psychological concepts encountered in science provide endless scope and fascination for our students.
At Year 11 and 12 students can study seperate subject areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
BiologyAs a biologist, you learn to question, investigate and better appreciate the natural world. Recent progress in genetic engineering and biotechnology means that genetically modified sheep can better withstand drought and produce a full wool clip with less feed; executed “criminals” have been proven innocent of their former crimes; and the list goes on. At AIS, biology students study the life around them, enabling them to discuss and understand the issues of the future.
In today’s society, Chemistry is a science for everyone and everyday chemical knowledge is assumed in the way information is presented in the media.
Chemistry involves almost every aspect of our daily lives. From artificial materials such as plastics, drugs, dyes, building materials and food, to the extraction of metals from their ores and the ‘fossil fuels’, chemistry forms the basis of many other areas of science.
Chemistry is an experimental science that requires the acquisition of practical skills as well as the study of theoretical knowledge.
Physics is the most basic of the sciences. It deals with the behaviour and structure of matter. The principle aim of the study of Physics is the search for order in our observations of the world around us.
The study of Physics is usually divided into the areas of motion, thermodynamics, waves and light, electricity and magnetism, and the modern topics of relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, elementary particles and astrophysics.