Science education contributes to developing scientifically and technologically literate citizens who will be able to make informed decisions about their lifestyle, their environment and the kind of society in which they wish to live. They will be able to see the connections between science and people, note the relevance of science and technology to past achievements and current and future development, and be aware of the impact of science and technology on society, the individual and the environment.

Science and Technology are integral parts of our modern world. For personal, social, environmental and economic reasons it is essential in the education of all children that they may become aware and active participants in our modern society. 

Teaching the NSW Science and Technology K to 6 Syllabus will better equip children to face the future with an understanding of basic science principles and to accept a shared responsibility for our environment.

Science and Technology are closely related, though the nature of the relationship can vary depending upon particular learning experiences - experiences that would include investigating, designing, making and using technology.

In Science and Technology students develop competence, confidence and responsibility in their interactions with science and technology.  The four broad strands of Science and Technology are:

  • Working Scientifically and Technologically
  • Living, Chemical and Physical Worlds (including Earth and Space)
  • The Natural Environment
  • The Made Environment