Level 2 Applied Science

12SCA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Barton

This course is designed for students who achieve best in internally assessed achievement standards. It is expected that students taking 12SCA are not taking any other level 2 science course, as there is overlap with standards in other courses.

You will learn to:
• test water to identify whether it is safe to drink
• investigate the mechanisms for survival in extremely cold, hot or arid environments
• be able to critique media from a biological perspective
• identify the processes that have created the local Auckland landscape
• identify the processes that have created the local Auckland landscape
• use microscopes to investigate plant and animal cells
• carry out practical work, make observations, take and record measurements and evaluate techniques and processes


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Education Perfect (recommended) $20. Field trip costing approximately $15.


Recommended Prior Learning Students must have completed a course in level 1 Science (11SCI, 11SCA) Students MAY NOT DO both 12SCA and any of 12CHE, 12BIO, 12PHY OR 12ESS as there is significant overlap of standards with these courses.
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
A.S. 91154 v2 Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.