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New Zealand Pathfinder Series: Science Book B

By | Copyright Year:2009 | ISBN-13: 9780170950541

New Zealand Pathfinder: Science Year 10 provides complete coverage of the Level One NCEA Science Achievement Standards. It is designed so that students will gain an understanding of essential scientific concepts, principles, formulae and skills. This new edition will be accompanied by a CD-ROM that will assist students in their study of Science with homework revision sheets, web links and interactive activities.


* Layout redesigned to give a more spacious feel to the pages
* All diagrams replaced with scientifically accurate, professionally drawn images by New Zealand's top scientific illustrator, Tony Mander
* Fonts replaced with contemporary, easier-to-read fonts
* Many new photos are included
* All text edited to increase the clarity and simplicity of the language
* Terminology simplified wherever possible
* All content checked for scientific accuracy
* Complete coverage of all achievement objectives of the new New Zealand curriculum
* Curriculum coverage matrices included
* Existing topics and units aligned with the new curriculum
* New units added on waves and climate change to meet expectations of the new curriculum
* Glossaries and indexes expanded to better meet the needs of students.

Schools will need to demonstrate to ERO that their courses provide complete coverage of the achievement objectives of the new curriculum, so the curriculum coverage grid should engage the interest of teachers. All of the original topics and units are still there and have been linked to the new curriculum, so teachers do not need to be concerned that the topics that they have taught in the past will no longer be present in this highly popular series of books.

Also included with each book is a CD, which contains:

* Digital files for each page of the book
* Students worksheets and tests
* Enlarged versions of all diagrams, which can be used for teaching presentations or student handouts.


Curriculum Coverage
Unit Format

Living World Strand

Unit 1: Niche & Adaptations
Unit 2: Interdependence
Unit 3: Energy & Elements

Animal Life Processes
Unit 4: Food & Nutrition
Unit 5: Respiration & Circulation
Unit 6: Excretion & Movement
Unit 7: Sensitivity & Coordination
Unit 8: Reproduction & Growth

Physical World Strand

Movement & Forces
Unit 9: Motion
Unit 10: Force & Acceleration
Unit 11: Forceful Effects
Unit 12: Levers & Work

Electricity & Magnetism
Unit 13: Charged Particles
Unit 14: Current & Voltage
Unit 15: Resistance & Power
Unit 16: Magnetic Effects

Material World Strand

Atoms, Acids & Bases
Unit 17: Atoms Revisited
Unit 18: The Nature of Acids
Unit 19: Acids & Bases
Unit 20: Everyday Acids

Materials & Fuels
Unit 21: The Nature of Metals
Unit 22: Metal Reactions
Unit 23: Properties of Plastics
Unit 24: Fuels & Energy

Planet Earth & Beyond Strand

Earth Systems
Unit 25: Tectonic Plates
Unit 26: The Changing Crust
Unit 27: Volcanoes
Unit 28: Earthquakes
Unit 29: Heat Distribution