Cells, organs and body systems – At GTAC

In Levels 7 and 8, the science curriculum focus is on explaining phenomena involving science and its applications. In this program, students form teams of health specialists to explore case studies of disease and their effect on society. They use microscopes to view cells and apply health technologies to learn about organs and body systems and how they function to keep people healthy. They link form and function at a cellular level and explore the organisation and interconnectedness of body systems. They make predictions and propose explanations, drawing on evidence to support their views so they can design interventions to improve the health of patients.


VCAA F10 Science Curriculum links

Science as a human endeavour:

Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations

Biological sciences:

Cells are the basic units of living things and have specialised structures and functions

Multicellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce

Analysing and evaluating:

Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to identify relationships, evaluate claims and draw conclusions


Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems including identifying impacts and limitations of conclusions and using appropriate scientific language and representations


Level – Years 7 & 8

Venue - At GTAC in Parkville

Full day program: runs 9:30am – 2:45pm with a one hour lunch break

Approximate dates – Term 4: 9th October - 1st November 2019


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