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The Science Matrix

By | Copyright Year:2014 | ISBN-13: 9780170262316

Published:15/11/2013
The Science Matrix is a comprehensive new compact course book covering all 24 of the content-based NCEA level 1 Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics standards (as specified in NZQA’s subject matrix) in just over 200 pages. For whatever combination of standards you choose to offer students in your Year 11 here is a single affordable textbook that covers the knowledge, understandings and skills your students require for success in both externally and internally assessed NCEA standards.Building on the long-term appeal of the Pathfinder unit format, George Hook has written numerous new units and updated existing ones to cover all bullet points of the new standards. The units closely reflect the current expectations and requirements of NCEA examiners and assessors.

CONTENTS

THE PHYSICAL WORLD

Introduction to Physics
Unit 1: Basic Physics Concepts

Mechanics
Unit 2: Speed and Acceleration
Unit 3: Force, Mass and Acceleration
Unit 4: Energy, Work and Power

Electricity and Magnetism
Unit 5: Static Electricity and Charging
Unit 6: Direct Current Electricity
Unit 7: Current and Voltage in Circuits
Unit 8: Resistance, Power and Energy
Unit 9: Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Heat
Unit 10: Thermal Energy and Heat Flow
Unit 11: Heat Transfer and Insulation

Wave Behaviour
Unit 12: Properties and Types of Waves
Unit 13: Reflection and Refraction of Light

THE MATERIAL WORLD

Introduction to Chemistry
Unit 14: Basic Chemistry Concepts

Atoms and Elements
Unit 15: Atoms and Elements
Unit 16: Ions and Compounds

Metals and Non-metals
Unit 17: Properties of Metals
Unit 18: The Extraction and Uses of Metals
Unit 19: Properties and Uses of Non-metals

Chemical Reactions
Unit 20: Reaction Rates and Particle Collisions
Unit 21: Types of Chemical Reactions

Acids and Bases
Unit 22: Acids, Bases and Neutralisation

Carbon Chemistry
Unit 23: Properties of Carbon Compounds
Unit 24: Production and Uses of Carbon Compounds

THE LIVING WORLD

Introduction to Biology
Unit 25: Basic Biology Concepts

Genetic Variation
Unit 26: Traits, Genes, Chromosomes and DNA
Unit 27: Reproduction, Growth and Variation
Unit 28: Patterns of Inheritance and Adaptive Features

Micro-organisms
Unit 29: Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses
Unit 30: Interactions between Humans and Micro-organisms

Ecosystems
Unit 31: Ecological Features and Processes

Flowering Plant Life Processes
Unit 32: The Life Cycle of Flowering Plants
Unit 33: Plant Processes that Maintain Life

Mammal Life Processes
Unit 34: Food and Digestive System
Unit 35: Respiratory, Circulatory and Excretory Systems

PLANET EARTH AND BEYOND

Astronomy
Unit 36: Effects of Astronomical Cycles on Planet Earth

Carbon Cycling
Unit 37: Recycling Carbon Atoms

Geological Features
Unit 38: Internal and External Geological Processes

THE NATURE OF SCIENCE

Experimenting
Unit 39: Practical Investigations

Researching
Unit 40: Research Projects

ANSWERS
GLOSSARY
NZQA MATRIX
INDEX

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