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Understanding Science Year 11 NCEA Level 1 - 9780170189521
160 Pages

Understanding Science Year 11 NCEA Level 1

By | Copyright Year:2011 | ISBN-13: 9780170189521

Understanding Science is a New Zealand write-on textbook for students preparing for the NCEA Level One Science external assessments. All three external standards in Science are covered in
a proven full colour, easy-to-understand format which can be used by students in the classroom and at home.


Genetic Variation
1 Cells and Chromosomes
2 DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)
3 Cell Division
4 Reproduction – Sexual vs Asexual
5 Variations and Natural Selection
6 Genetics – The Basics
7 Solving Genetic Problems
8 Sex Determination
9 Cloning and Breeding

Acids and Bases
1 Particles
2 Electron Configuration
3 The Periodic Table of Elements
4 Ions
5 Grouping Elements
6 Compounds
7 Writing the Formulae of Ionic Compounds
8 Chemical Equations
9 Chemical Reactions
10 Acids and Bases
11 Indicators, pH Scale and Neutralisation
12 Metals and Dilute Acids
13 Acidic Oxides and Acid Rain

1 Measurements and Units of Measurement
2 Distance, Time and Sped
3 Gradient of a Distance-Time Graph
4 Acceleration and Speed-Time Graphs
5 Gradient of Speed-Time Graphs and Ticker-Timers
6 Action and Reaction Forces
7 Force, Mass and Acceleration
8 Mass, Weight, Gravity and Friction
9 Forces and Pressure
10 Energy
11 Kinetic Energy and Gravitational Potential Energy
12 Work and Power


This book covers the three external standards: 1.1 Aspects of Mechanics; 1.5 Aspects of Acids and Bases; 1.9 Understanding of Biological Ideas Relating to Genetic Variation.

The text is written in clear, comprehensible English and supported by full colour photographs and diagrams to enhance interest in Science.

Carefully constructed questions at the end of each unit reflect the emphasis of NCEA assessments and prepare students for the external examination.


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