Science: Particle Physics and Fair Tests Essay

Submitted By KekeMatoki
Words: 747
Pages: 3

Year 7 Science
2014

Topic: CSI: PLC Sydney
At the conclusion of this topic, it is expected that you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following learning outcomes and practical activities.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Assemble and use equipment to measure length, temperature, volume, force and mass
2. Identify the correct units to measure length, temperature, volume, force and mass.
3. Record observations and measurements accurately, using appropriate units for physical quantities
4. Select equipment to collect data with accuracy appropriate to the task
5. Describe the behaviour of matter in terms of particles that are continuously moving and interacting
6. Relate an increase or decrease in the amount of heat energy possessed by particles to changes in particle movement
7. Use a simple particle model to predict the effect of adding or removing heat on different states of matter
8. Relate changes in the physical properties of matter to heat energy and particle movement that occur during observations of evaporation, condensation, boiling, melting and freezing
9. Identify changes that take place when particular forces are acting
10. Predict the effect of unbalanced forces acting in everyday situations
11. Analyse some everyday common situations where friction operates to oppose motion and produce heat
12. Describe some examples of technological developments that have contributed to finding solutions to reduce the impact of forces in everyday life, eg footwear design
13. Describe factors that influence the size and effect of frictional forces
14. Identify when a chemical change is taking place by observing a change in temperature, the appearance of new substances or the disappearance of an original substance
15. Demonstrate that a chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances
16. Compare physical and chemical changes in terms of the arrangement of particles and reversibility of the process
17. Relate a range of techniques used to separate the components of some common mixtures to the physical principles involved in each process, including filtration, evaporation, chromatography
18. Appreciate the importance of science in your life and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them
19. Engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures
20. Collaboratively and individually produce a plan to investigate questions and problems
21. Follow instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually
22. Follow the planned procedure, including in fair tests, measuring and controlling variables
23. Process and analyse data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions
24. Select and use appropriate strategies, understanding and skills to produce creative and plausible solutions to identified problems
25. Present science ideas, findings and information to a given audience using appropriate scientific language, text types and representations
26. Extract information from diagrams, tables, other texts, multimedia resources and graphs including column and line graphs
27. Use identified strategies to suggest possible solutions to a familiar problem
28. Describe different strategies that could be employed to solve an identified problem with a scientific component
29. Outline a logical procedure for…