Introduces students to the nature of science through four core scientific disciplines: chemistry, physics, biology and geology. Students analyse and in some instances solve problems in real-world contexts involving scientific observation, measurement and experimentation.
Module 1: The Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry:
- How Science works
- The Scientific Experiment
- The Scientific Report
Module 2: Chemistry:
- Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
- Atomic Bonding
- Chemical Equations and Reactions
Module 3: Biology:
- Body Systems
Module 4: Geology:
- Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
- Rocks and Minerals
- Land formation
Module 5: Physics:
- Mass, Weight, Speed, Velocity and Acceleration
- Newton’s Laws of Motion
- Work, Energy, Momentum and Power
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||Identify key concepts across four broad scientific disciplines|
|2||Apply analytical and problem solving skills in defined scientific contexts|
|3||Articulate findings of a scientific nature within a written report|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Identify key concepts across four broad scientific disciplines
- Apply analytical and problem solving skills in defined scientific contexts
- Articulate findings of a scientific nature within a written report
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
Your unit assessor will use Blackboard Collaborate in this unit, which is like an online virtual classroom. You can find out more by clicking the ‘Blackboard Collaborate Help’ button within your MySCU unit, or go to: http://www.scu.edu.au/collaborate.
A non-programmable scientific calculator.
- Prescribed text information is not currently available.
- Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Teaching and assessment
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