Science 2 (internally assessed)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Brewer


If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.

Science is the study of the physical, biological and chemical world around us.
A follow on from Level 1 course. SCI1 or SCP1. Suitable for students who have done the internal course or students not taking Level 2 Chemistry, Biology or Physics.

Internally assessed.

Course Overview

Term 1
Titrations (Carry out quantitative analysis), Using Chemistry equipment in the laboratory seek to find the concentration of a known substance. This is usually done to test the amount of active ingredient against what is expected.

Investigate Organisms in an Extreme Environment. Using an Earth and Space Science context learn about organisms that venture into the deep sea in order to survive.

Term 2
Investigate a Geological Process in NZ Locality. Using the context of the Taupo Volcanic Zone to describe the rock cycle processes that continually shape the landscape of New Zealand.

Term 3
Ions in Solution. Mixing different compounds in the lab in order to make observations and identify unknown Ions that may be dissolved in a solution. This is related to the importance of clean rivers and streams in New Zealand.

Term 4
Practical Earth and Space Investigation. Using the context of seasons, to better understand how the sun and earth influence the heating and cooling of the earths surface.

Learning Areas:



Science 3 (Internally Assessed)