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Curriculum for Scotland

What are the main purposes of learning in the sciences? Children and young people participating in the experiences and outcomes in the sciences will:

Scottish National Curriculum

Through involvement in a wide range of open-ended experiences, challenges and investigations, including those related to the applications of science in areas such as engineering, medicine and forensics, children and young people develop skills of critical thinking and appreciate the key role of the scientific process both in generating new knowledge and in applying this to addressing the needs of society. (p2)

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