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Y9 Science


COURSE TITLE:

Year 9 Science

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is the first year of a two year course at Level 5 of the New Zealand Curriculum. Students will explore the 'Nature of Science' strand of the New Zealand Curriculum by continuing to develop their science capabilities including:
1. Gathering and interpreting information.
2. Using evidence to support ideas.
3. Critiquing evidence.
4. Making meaning of scientific representations.
5. Engaging with science.
The contexts used include aspects of the 'Living World', 'Material World', 'Physical World' and 'Planet Earth & Beyond' from Level 5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Students will complete the following units of work:
1. Plants
2. Ecology
3. Astronomy
4. Matter
5. Chemical reactions
6. Energy
7. Light & Sound

Assessment:

Each unit of work has an assessment which may be a traditional test, assignment or investigation.

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

This course leads to Year 10 Science.