1SCE
This course requires 2 options.

Level 1 Everyday Science

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Seddon

This is an achievable course for students and has been designed to provide opportunities to students to develop hands-on, practical skills in a real-world context. The skills developed could then be applied to life outside of the classroom.
The course includes a study of life processes, growing and maintaining seeds, investigating the implications of heat for everyday life and an introduction to electronics.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Growing and maintaining plants grown from seeds in containers. This involves preparing containers, planting seeds, and then taking care of them, including one transplantation into a larger container. At the same time, you will be thinking about factors that affect seed germination and seedling growth.

Term 2
Investigating factors that affect seed germination and reporting on the investigation. You will also start developing some simple electronics that can perform basic functions.

Term 3
Completing the electronics project. The rest of the term is about heat (conduction, convection and radiation) and the implications for you in your everyday life.

Term 4
Finishing off the work on heat and reporting on findings.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 23783 v2
NZQA Info
Grow and maintain plants in containers from seed
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90943 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.4 - Investigate implications of heat for everyday life
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90949 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.10 - Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91881 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.5 - Develop an electronics outcome
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4