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This workbook is designed as an introduction to basic physics information (the use of formulae). It is the first step in becoming familiar with the ways of solving physics problems which is essential for Level 1 NCEA Science.
It focuses on aspects of Levels 3, 4 and 5 of the New Zealand Science Curriculum.
It provides students with the knowledge that they need in order to read and interpret word questions and then select and use an appropriate formula to calculate an answer. They will carry out simple physics based practical investigations using a template similar to what is expected at Level 1 of NCEA.
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 formula use, converting units, 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:
- distinguish between science quantities and units.
- recognise standard SI units and their symbols.
- convert non-SI units into standard SI units.
- use and rearrange the equation v = d ÷ t.
- read word problems and use v = d ÷ t to solve them.
- correctly write the working and answers for simple physics problems.
- identify and name the main forces acting on objects, including vehicles.
- recognise forces as being balanced or unbalanced and the effect this has on motion.
- draw and interpret distance/time graphs.
- draw and interpret speed/time graphs.
- read a text and show understanding of the key points made.
- write mini-research projects using scientific text.
- write up experiments following the scientific method.
- carry out experiments safely and follow principles of accurate investigations.
Student Workbook: 40 pages
Teacher’s Guide: 64 pages
Free* Downloadable Resource: 19 pages
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