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Science and Technology

Science and Technology are closely linked, each depending upon the other. Science involves acquiring knowledge through observation and experimentation, and technology applies scientific knowledge in practical ways. This Area of Learning and Experience capitalises on children and young people’s curiosity about our natural, physical world and universe through investigating, understanding, and explaining. They learn to generate and test ideas, gather evidence, make observations, carry out practical investigations, and communicate with other. They also learn how through computer science, the horizons of what is possible can be extended beyond our current imagination.

The Science and Technology Area of Learning and Experience will draw on physics, chemistry and biology, engineering, design technology (food, textiles, resistant materials), craft, design, graphics and computer science.”

(Successful Futures – Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales – February 2015 – Professor Graham Donaldson)