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Year 10

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CHEMICAL REACTION

Chemical reactions are occurring constantly inside us, around us, in the soil, in the sea, in the air and throughout the universe—absolutely everywhere!

A chemical reaction is taking place whenever fireworks explode, iron rusts or you digest food. However, not all chemical reactions are obvious. Scientists must look for certain signs to tell them when a reaction is taking place.

 

DNA

Every organism on Earth has inherited genetic information from its parents. This genetic information determines whether the organism ends up as an elephant or an eagle, a bacterium or a birch tree, a mushroom or a maggot, a hog or a human. Inherited information also decides how big the organism will grow, what colour it will be, and even some of the diseases it will contract during its lifetime. Nearly two million different kinds of plants, animals and microbes are known to be currently living on Earth.

Focus outcomes: SC5-1VA, SC5-1WS, SC5-6WS, SC5-17CW

Focus outcomes: SC5-3VA, SC5-4WS, SC5-5WS, SC5-6WS, SC5-15LW

 

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DNA

Nearly two million different kinds of plants, animals and microbes are known to be currently living on Earth. More are being found each year. Many more organisms have come and gone, as the average time that a species survives on Earth is only about four million years. Some, like the dinosaurs, are long extinct. The extinction of many others is far more recent and a direct result of human activity. Scientists have always wondered how this tremendous diversity of life came to be. Most now agree that all forms of life stem from the same remote beginnings and that the different species we now know have developed gradually over millions of years.

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WAVES AND LIGHT

Light is a form of energy. You see an object because light has entered your eyes and an image of what you are looking at has formed on your retina.

Although light travels in a series of straight lines to get to your eyes, it changes its direction whenever it reflects or refracts.

 

 

 

 

Focus outcomes: SC5-3VA, SC5-4WS, SC5-5WS, SC5-6WS, SC5-15LW

 

Focus outcomes: SC5-2VA, SC5-3VA, SC5-5WS, SC5-6WS, SC5-11PW, SC5-17CW

 

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FORCES AND MOTION

Motion is movement. This movement can be moving in a straight line, going round and round in circles, or moving to and fro. Some movement is unpredictable, such as a cat chasing a mouse.

Most motion is too fast for us to see. Motion that occurs quickly can be slowed down using the slow motion on a video player. Motion can be divided into small segments of distance and time using the dots made by a ticker timer. Multiflash photographs capture the motion of a moving object.

There are many ways of measuring motion, many laws that explain motion, and many mathematical equations that allow you to predict motion.

Understanding motion has many applications. It is critically important if you are to become a safe and an aware driver. Understanding the motion of your car is very important.                                

UNIVERSE

Where did we come from? This question must have been asked by ancient civilisations, as well as by many young children and interested adults.

The use of scientific methods, such as observation, interpretation, hypothesis, theory, then testing these methods by experiments, observations and computer modelling, has provided some answers. These answers cause us to ask more questions.

Focus outcomes: SC5-2VA, SC5-3VA, SC5-5WS, SC5-6WS, SC5-11PW, SC5-17CW

Focus outcomes: SC5-1VA , SC5-6WS, SC5-7WS, SC5-8WS, SC5-9WS, SC5-10PW, SC5-11PW

 

Focus outcomes: SC5-1VA, SC5-2VA, SC5-12ES, SC5-13ES

 

 

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UNIVERSE

The evidence needed to study the origin and the evolution of life has been destroyed by processes within the Earth. Only scattered clues have been found. This evidence will always be open to conjecture and challenge.

Scientific explanations of the origins of the Earth, life and humans may lack the interest and appeal of stories of the Dreamtime or the world's religions.

Together the explanations and stories help focus our attention on the future of our planet.

 

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STAGE 6 TRANSITION

Focus outcomes: SC5-1VA, SC5-2VA, SC5-12ES, SC5-13ES

 

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