Why Science is important to Mossgate School

A high quality science education provides children with solid foundations for understanding natural phenomena about the world through the teaching of biology, chemistry and physics.  Science has a huge impact on our day to day lives.  Throughout our Mossgate Curriculum children begin to understand the way in which science will affect their future on a personal, local, national and global level.

Our aims in teaching Science

Through teaching science we aim to:

  • Prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
  • Foster concern about, and active care for, our environment – we have an Eco team who help.
  • Help our children acquire a growing understanding of scientific ideas.
  • Help develop and extend our children’s scientific concept of their world through asking questions.
  • Develop our children’s understanding of the international and collaborative nature of science.


  • Encouraging the development of positive attitudes to science.
  • Building on our children’s natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to problems.
  • Encouraging open-mindedness, self-assessment, perseverance, resilience and responsibility.
  • Building our children’s self-confidence to enable them to work independently.
  • Developing our children’s social skills to work co-operatively with others.
  • Providing our children with enjoyable and memorable experiences of science, so that they will develop a deep and lasting passion for the subject and may be motivated to study science further.


  • Giving our children an understanding of scientific processes.
  • Helping our children to acquire practical scientific skills.
  • Developing the skills of investigation – including observing, questioning, measuring, predicting, hypothesizing, experimenting, communicating, interpreting, explaining and evaluating.
  • Developing the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
  • Developing the use of IT in investigating and recording.
  • Enabling our children to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data.