Basic structure and terminology
The content of the science curriculum has been divided into four levels: infant classes, first and second classes, third and fourth classes, and fifth and sixth classes. At each level the content has been divided into two distinct sections:
- content strands, which outline the subject matter that may be included in the science programme:
Energy and forces
Environmental awareness and care
- a skills section, which covers:
Designing and making.
Each strand includes several topics called strand units that will form the basic sections of the content to be covered.
The presentation of content in these two sections is intended to help teachers in planning for the development of important skills as knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and ideas are acquired.