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This workbook introduces types of forces, the ideas of weight and mass, how humans use friction and the different forms of energy. It makes links between forces and motion and energy transformations and the world around us.
It focuses on aspects of levels 3, 4 and 5 of the New Zealand Science Curriculum.
It provides students with experiments and investigations so that they can develop their science enquiry skills and build on what they need for NCEA level 1.
The literacy tasks in this workbook encourage the students to read for meaning, scan material, select appropriate information and understand key words. The inclusion of mini-research projects prepares students for what is required in the Senior Sciences.
The numeracy tasks involve averaging, rounding, graphing, tabulating data and reading scales accurately. These are all vital skills in the Sciences and beyond.
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Specific Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students should be able to:
- recognise and convert standard units.
- describe energy and identify the different types of energy.
- explain the difference between active and potential energies with examples.
- describe transformations for energy in basic machines and simple situations.
- explain how heat is transferred and be able to identify examples of conduction, convection and radiation.
- explain how magnets work and give examples of their uses.
- identify and name the forces acting on a given object.
- recognise balanced and unbalanced forces and the effect on motion.
- calculate the resultant force of an object from given values.
- explain the difference between mass and weight.
- use the equation weight = mass x gravitational force.
- describe the force of friction and identify its uses.
- draw accurate tables and graphs and interpret data from tables and graphs.
- write detailed conclusions based on data.
- read and interpret information from a text with a science focus.
- write mini-research projects using scientific text.
- write up experiments following the scientific method.
- demonstrate fair testing, reliability and accuracy of data when experimenting.
Student Workbook: 48 pages
Teacher’s Guide: 56 pages
Free* Downloadable Resource: 8 pages
*Available for free download when a class set and accompanying Teacher’s Guide is purchased.
Student Workbook $6.00* (Priced for class sets only. GST inclusive, freight additional.)
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