The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions. Claude Levi-Strauss (French Philosopher, b.1908).

Science is the way we investigate, understand and explain the natural world, human technologies and the Universe. An understanding of science is very important as it is used to advance economic growth and improve the hauora or health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Our goal in the Science Learning Area is to not only provide students with an understanding of how science affects them in their world but to make science meaningful to them and give them the self-confidence to discover potential career paths in science.

Graduates from the Linwood College Science Learning Area will understand how science knowledge develops and scientists work in order to actively engage with 21st century science and challenges, achieving qualifications that allow them to pursue the science pathway of their choice.