Level 1 Science

SCI100
Course Description

Teacher to contact with questions: Mrs E. Carr

Level 1 Science provides a broad background of fundamental science knowledge and skills.
Students may build personalised modular course by choosing different topics based upon personal interests or goals.
Possible learning experiences:
- relate key structural features and functions to the life processes of plants, animals, and micro-organisms and investigate environmental factors that affect these processes
- investigate the impact of natural events and human actions on a New Zealand ecosystem.
- explore patterns in the inheritance of genetically controlled characteristics; Explain the importance of variation within a changing environment.
- investigate the external and internal processes that shape and change the surface features of New Zealand.
- develop an understanding of how the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere interact to cycle carbon around Earth.
- investigate the interactions between the solar, lunar, and Earth cycles and the effect of these on Earth.
- investigate trends and relationships in physical phenomena (in the areas of mechanics, electricity, electromagnetism, heat, light and waves, and atomic and nuclear physics); demonstrate an understanding of physical phenomena and concepts by explaining and solving questions and problems that relate to straightforward situations.
-identify patterns and trends in the properties of a range of groups of substances, for example, acids and bases, metals, metal compounds, and hydrocarbons; Explore factors that affect chemical processes.


Pathway

Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Physics, Level 2 Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

If students choose topics that are externally assessed (examination) they are encouraged to purchase the Workbook ($9) for each topic.

Students are encouraged to use a 1E5 (Maths) exercise book, or refill/ringbinder.


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Science