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Science Curriculum Vision

  • Essential Characteristics of Scientists

    Every area of science lists some of the scientists who are working, or have worked, in that particular area of science. With a steadily increasing number of STEM opportunities in the workplace, it is paramount that opportunities are not lost to engage children in the joys of scientific discovery, inspire them in the possibility of a STEM career and recognise the diversity of scientists who have made an impact.

    The characteristics of a scientist is to ask questions and make observations. They try to find the truth and develop new ideas about the way the world works. They watch and study attentively to make detailed observations. They ask specific questions to develop a hypothesis. Then design and perform investigations to test their hypothesis. Scientists draw conclusions by describing what the evidence tells them but scientists are sceptical and question the answers. They never use only one piece of evidence to form a conclusion.