SCI101

Level 1 Science for the Future (SCI101)

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Blackburn

Science involves people investigating the living, physical, material and technological parts of their environment and making sense of them in logical and creative ways. Using systematic and creative processes of investigation, scientists produce a constantly changing body of knowledge and make an important contribution to shaping our world.

Science for the Future consists of the three externals available at Level One Science – Chemistry, Biology and Physics plus one internal from Level 1 Chemistry. The course is designed to give students the opportunity to aim high and excel in science. This course is aimed at students that wish to pursue Science at Level 2 and 3 and potentially beyond. It is a course that will give a solid lead into L2 Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Course Overview

Term 1
TOPIC 1 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases - EXTERNAL
This course will cover:
• Atomic structure
• Chemical Properties of Acids
• Rates of reaction and particle theory.

TOPIC 2 Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction - INTERNAL
A practical chemistry investigation includes collecting, processing, and interpreting primary data to reach a conclusion in a chemistry context using chemistry vocabulary, symbols, conventions and equations as appropriate.

Term 2
TOPIC 2 Continues

TOPIC 3 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics -EXTERNAL
This topic will cover:
• Distance, speed, interpretation of distance and speed time graphs, average acceleration and deceleration in the context of everyday experiences such as journeys, sport, getting going.
• Mass, weight and the acceleration due to gravity, balanced and unbalanced forces, in the context of everyday experiences such as being stationary, moving at constant speed, accelerating.
• Force and pressure in the context of everyday experiences.
• Work and power, gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, and the conservation of mechanical energy in free fall situations in the context of everyday experiences such as sports performance, dropping things, tossing balls.

Term 3
TOPIC 3 Continued

TOPIC 4 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation - EXTERANL
This topic will cover:
• the continuity of life based on the inheritable nature of DNA
• links between DNA and variation in phenotypes
• variation in phenotypes as adaptive features.

Term 4
TOPIC 4 Continued

Revision for External NCEA examinations

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 2B8 Exercise Book

Recommended Prior Learning

Students who during year 9 and 10 science have found that science interesting. Enjoy the challenge of academic learning and are keen to further thier knowledge of science now and in the future,

Pathway

This course is aimed at students that wish to pursue science at Level 2 and 3 and potentially beyond. It is a course that will give a solid lead into L2 Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

A.S. 90940 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4
Term: 3, Week: 7
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 90944 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 3, Week: 3
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 90948 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 9

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

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