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Mā te whakaaro nui e hanga te whare (Big ideas create the house)

Mā  te  mātauranga e  whakaū (knowledge maintains it)


Head of Department

Ian Phillips,

Year 9

In Junior Science at Otago Girls' High School you will enjoy finding ways to understand the natural and physical world around us as well as the wider universe.  Science is packed with hands on practicals, group activities, and e-Learning experiences.


Through performing experiments, making observations, solving problems and drawing conclusions you can investigate the Science and Technology aspects of our daily lives.


In Science you can develop your skills and build your knowledge when investigating anything from New Zealand’s unique flora, fauna, and ecosystems, to the chemical reaction of acids and bases.


Science helps you develop:

  • Thinking skills

  • Communication skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Problem Solving skills

  • Investigative skills

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In Junior Science, there are also extension opportunities to enter investigation projects in the Otago Science Fair and to compete in the Australasian Science Quiz.


You will learn about:

  • Matter and Atoms

  • Life Processes of Animals and Plants

  • Cells and Reproduction

  • Astronomy

  • Forces

  • Energy – light, sound and heat

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