ScienceScience Curriculum

Australian Curriculum

  • 2016 Term 1 - Physics: Motion


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  • 2016 Term 2 - Astronomy


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  • 2016 Term 3 - Chemistry


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    Each student has completed the following Year 10 educational outcomes
    (as per Australia’s current curriculum v8.2):

    • All matter is made of atoms that are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons; (ACSSU177)
    • Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a chemical reaction mass is not created or destroyed (ACSSU178)
    • Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer (ACSSU179)
    • The atomic structure and properties of elements are used to organise them in the Periodic Table(ACSSU186)
    • Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products (ACSSU187)
    • Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and laboratory experimentation, to collect reliable data(ACSIS199)
    • Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to collect and record data systematically and accurately (ACSIS200)
    • Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies (ACSIS203)
    • Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS204)
    • Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible alternative explanations, and describe specific ways to improve the quality of the data (ACSIS205)
    • Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations (ACSIS208)

     

    • Students analyse how the periodic table organises elements and use it to make predictions about the properties of elements.
    • They explain how chemical reactions are used to produce particular products.
    • They explain the concept of energy conservation and represent energy transfer and transformation within systems.
    • They apply relationships between force, mass and acceleration to predict changes in the motion of objects.
    • Students develop questions and hypotheses and independently design and improve appropriate methods of investigation, including field work and laboratory experimentation.
    • They explain how they have considered reliability, safety in their methods and identify where digital technologies can be used to enhance the quality of data.
    • When analysing data, selecting evidence and developing and justifying conclusions, they identify alternative explanations for findings and explain any sources of uncertainty.
    • Students evaluate the validity and reliability of claims made in secondary sources with reference to currently held scientific views, the quality of the methodology and the evidence cited.
    • They construct evidence-based arguments and select appropriate representations and text types to communicate science ideas for specific purposes.
  • 2016 Term 4 - Physics: Energy


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  • 2017 Term 1 - Physics: Fluid Dynamics I


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    Lessons and Concepts

    Super Siphons: Gravity Powered Pumps - *Potential Energy & Flow Rate*

    Concepts

    • Siphons
    • Potential Energy
    • Flow Rate
    • Gravity

     

    Archimedes & the King’s Crown Mystery - *Volume & Displacement*

    Concepts

    • Measurements
    • Length
    • Area
    • Volume
    • Displacement

     

    A Bottle Full of Rainbow - *Density*

    Concepts

    • Mass
    • Volume
    • Density

     

    Sinking Bread - *Density*

    Concepts

    • Mass
    • Volume
    • Density

     

    Water Time is it? - *Pressure*

    Concepts

    • Water Clocks
    • Pressure
    • Gravity

     

    Bottoms Up - *Pressure*

    Concepts

    • Force
    • Area
    • Depth
    • Pressure
    • Surface tension
    • Compressibility
    • Atmospheric Pressure
    • Restriction

     

    Sinking the Ark - *Buoyancy*

    Concepts

    • Volume
    • Displacement
    • Density
    • Buoyancy

     

    Diving for the Titanic - *Buoyancy*

    Concepts

    • Buoyancy
    • Pressure
    • Compression
    • Combustion
    • Flammable Gases

     

     

  • 2017 Term 2 - Physics: Fluid Dynamics II


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    Lessons and Concepts

    Speedy Submarines - *Hydrodynamics*

    Streamlined Shark - *Hydrodynamics*

    Concepts

    • Aerodynamic
    • Hydrodynamics
    • Flow
    • Turbulence
    • Force
    • Area
    • Pressure
    • Gravity
    • Drag coefficient

     

    Whirlpools of Death - *Vortexes*

    Is your toilet backwards? - *Vortexes*

    Concepts

    • Toroidal vortexes
    • Eddie currents
    • Coriolis effect
    • Centrifugal force
    • Centripetal force

    Blow it Up! Back Together! - *Bernoulli's Principle*

    Make a Mist - *Bernoulli's Principle*

    Concepts

    • Bernoulli's Principle
    • Venturis
    • Pressure differentials
    • Constrictions
    • Velocity
    • Fluid
    • Lift

     

    Sticky Water - *Surface Tension*

    Concepts

    • Adhesion
    • Cohesion
    • Hydrogen Bonding

     

    Dancing Slime - *Viscosity*

    Concepts