Science - Level 2 (internally assessed)

SCP2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Probert

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
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.

Biology at the Microscopic Level. Learning to use a microscope to enhance a students understanding of the micro world around us and what role different cells play in key living processes.

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.

Pathway

Science - Level 3

Prerequisites

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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91190 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91189 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91187 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.1 - Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91162 v3 Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution
2
I
3
A.S. 91160 v2 Biology 2.8 - Investigate biological material at the microscopic level
2
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Disclaimer

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