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SC1500CA NCEA LEVEL 1

COURSE & ASSESSMENT GUIDE 2013/1


SCIENCE FOR YOU SC1500 TEACHER CONTACT DETAILS When you first make contact with your teacher, please fill out their details below for future reference.

TEACHER’S NAME: TELEPHONE: 0800 65 99 88

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ALTERNATIVE TELEPHONE NUMBER: EMAIL ADDRESS: Private Bag 39992, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045 Please keep your Science for You (SC1500) Course and assessment guide in a safe place so that you can use it to plan your study and to record your assessment results. For further information about courses at this level, please refer to the Student guide to Years 11–13 and the Student guide to National Certificates, both available on the school website (www.tekura.school.nz).

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CONTENTS 1. Welcome to SC1500 2. Getting started 3. SC1500 course outline 4. Assessment summary 5. Additional course materials 6. Assessment information 7. My course planner 8. Assessment record (SC1500)

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01 WELCOME TO SC1500 Welcome to the Level 1 Science for You (SC1500) course offered by Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu.

OVERVIEW OF SC1500 This course is designed to introduce students to the science ideas that explain the world we live in. To do this course, you don’t need to have studied science before, and you can gain NCEA Level 1 credits in a wide range of science topics. All of the topics are internally assessed. To study this course, you will be sent booklets, DVDs and equipment for each topic. If you have access to the Internet, each topic has extra multimedia support through our online teaching and learning environment (OTLE). The course is made up of eight basic (unit standard) topics, and each one is assessed with a test. At the end of each topic, you will have an option of going on to the next topic, or doing a higher level achievement standard worth 4 credits at NCEA Level 1. SC1500 Science for You does not lead directly to the sciences at NCEA Level 2, but can be a stepping stone into the mainstream science topics at NCEA Level 1. Contact your teacher now if you would like to talk about a pathway into the sciences at NCEA Level 2.

COURSE ENDORSEMENT Course endorsement is not available for this course. If you are aiming for course endorsement, talk to your science teacher and learning advisor about the other science courses available at NCEA Level 1.

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02 GETTING STARTED HOW SC1500 IS DELIVERED SC1500 is a course with printed material, DVDs and an online component delivered in the online teaching and learning environment (OTLE) for Te Kura. To access OTLE go to our website at www.tekura.school.nz and click on Login on the top right of the homepage. Scroll down to the OTLE heading and click the Login to OTLE link. You may wish to bookmark the OTLE login screen in your browser: Username: <Your Te Kura student ID number> Password: 12345678 You will be asked to change your password when you have logged in.

ORGANISING YOUR STUDY Plan a regular time to study. Some people learn best from frequent short sessions while others do better with fewer, longer sessions. It is important to have a plan or a timetable and to keep to it. There is a suggested course plan in the back of this guide to help you plan your programme of study. You should complete the blank course planner to help you plan your learning goals and assessment for each week. You may wish to talk to your science teacher to help you decide on your plan. Getting your study underway is very important. Your first return of work should be two to three weeks after you received your initial work. If you have any issues returning your work within this time, please contact your subject teacher. For more information on how to study successfully, refer to the Student guide to Years 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; (www.tekura.school.nz).

RESOURCES YOU NEED >>

Te Kura booklets

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Te Kura DVDs ( or Internet access for the Topic webpages)

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pen

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calculator.

There are many hands-on activities. You will be provided with some specialist equipment for the topic you are studying, if it is needed, and for some activities you will also need to find everyday items from around your home. As you study Science for You, you will find it very useful to have a computer with Internet access. The teaching and learning materials for each topic are sent as printed booklets and videos. The videos are sent on DVD with the booklets, or you can watch them online at the Topic webpage in OTLE. Electronic copies of the booklets can be downloaded directly from the Topic webpages. The webpages also contain useful weblinks, and interactive and multimedia learning materials essential for some activities.

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CHOOSING TOPICS AND STANDARDS For a full year of study, you should aim to complete at least 8 of the standards from the Science for You course. Each time you complete a standard, you can choose to EITHER go on to the next unit standard in the series, or extend your knowledge and understanding, by doing work towards an achievement standard. For example, when you complete the first booklet, SC1501 Living Things, you will complete the unit standard assessment, and choose between doing the next topic, SC1502 Earth Science, or studying more about living things with the SC1100 Life Processes topic. When choosing topics, it is important to remember: >>

Your interests and career goals – for example if you are interested in a career working with animals or in health science, you might choose to do the Life Processes achievement standard to extend your knowledge.

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Your study goals – whether your goal is to complete the Science for You course, to achieve science credits at Level 1, or to prepare for study at Level 2 and beyond.

Talk to your science teacher if you have any questions about which topics you should choose.

SELF-ASSESSMENT Many activities are self-marked. You’ll find an Answer guide in each booklet. Use these answers to mark your own work and make corrections where necessary. Self-marking is important as it gives you instant feedback on how well you understand the ideas, concepts or information that have been covered.

ASSESSMENT Students are required to send in their self-marked and teacher-assessed work. Teachers return student work with feedback. Internal assessments/assessment for this course are/is: >>

closed book tests (for example SC1501T1)

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a practical investigation

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presenting a scientific report (in writing or talking).

The detailed criteria for unit and achievement standards will be given in the relevant resources. They can also be found by searching the subject and level in the NCEA part of the NZQA website (www.nzqa.govt.nz) and then finding the relevant standard(s).

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GETTING STARTED

TIME COMMITMENT There are eight topics in the basic course. Allow 10 hours of work to complete each topic: about two weeks of work at five hours per week. Before deciding on the pace of learning, read through this Course and assessment guide and ask yourself the following: >>

How much time can I set aside for study each week?

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Will I be able to keep a steady pace of five hours of study each week?

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Which standards or credits do I need for next year’s study or work?

NORMAL PACE OF LEARNING As a guide, expect to do at least five hours work per week in this subject. This means completing three to four topics each term so that you gain 20 credits in one school year.

FLEXIBLE PACE OF LEARNING If you have less than a year because you start later or need to finish earlier, you can decide the pace at which you work. You could still complete the whole course by devoting more time and effort to it. Your teacher can ensure that you receive the resources you need in time to do this.

COVER SHEETS The back cover of the booklet becomes the cover sheet for your work. Fill it in, sign it and attach it to the front of your work before sending back to Te Kura. If applicable, your supervisor also signs the cover sheet as part of our authenticity requirements.

TE KURA CODES Your course code is: SC1500. SC is the code for Science and the 1 in 1500 refers to Level 1. The basic booklets have codes like SC1501 and SC1502. The 5 in SC1501 tells you that it a basic level topic, at curriculum level 5. Topics for all the achievement standards such as SC1101 are at the normal NCEA level: curriculum level 6. ‘US’ is the code for Unit Standard and ‘AS’ is the code for Achievement Standard.

QUERIES ABOUT YOUR WORK It is important to contact your teacher if you have any queries about your work. It helps to have your ID number, topic code (for example SC1501) and the activity or question number when you contact your teacher, but it is not essential.

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Achievement Standards

Basic Unit Standards

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TOPIC

TITLE

LEARNING FOCUS

STANDARD

SC1501

Living Things

Living things, organs and organ systems

US18969 v4

SC1502

Earth Science

Structure of the Earth, the formation and break down of rocks

US18982 v4

SC1503

Earth and Space

The cycles involving the Earth, the sun and the moon, and objects in space

US18989 v5

SC1504

Matter

Describing different types of matter, the nature of atoms and metals

US18973 v5

SC1505

Electricity

Knowledge of electricity and how it is generated

US18977 v4

SC1506

Chemical Change

Physical and chemical changes, chemical reactions

US18974 v4

SC1507

Science Equipment Select and use scientific equipment

US18986 v5

SC1508

Practical Investigation

Carry out and report on a practical scientific activity

US21611 v4

SC1101 SC1102

Staying Alive Break it Down

The body parts involved in life processes, and AS90949 v1 the factors that affect them

SC1041 SC1042

Heat on the Move Dressing for Extremes

Investigating how heat is transferred

AS90943 v1

SC1181

Finding out about Science Earthquakes

Investigating and reporting on an earthquake event

AS90955 v1

Static Electricity Current Electricity Power and Electromagnetism

Understanding electricity and magnetism

AS9041 v1

SC1162 SC1191 SC1192 SC1193

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04 ASSESSMENT SUMMARY CREDITS OFFERED: UP TO 32

NCEA LEVEL 1 SCIENCE FOR YOU (SC1500)

STANDARD NUMBER

STANDARD TITLE

STUDY MATERIAL/ RESOURCES

FURTHER ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITY

US18969 v4

Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of living things, organs, and an organ system

SC1501 SC1501DV

Yes

Demonstrate knowledge of SC1502 Earth science SC1502DV

Yes

Internal, 2 credits, Level 1 US18982 v5

Internal, 2 credits, Level 1 US18989 v5

Demonstrate knowledge of SC1503 Earth and space SC1503DV

Yes

Internal, 2 credits, Level 1 US18973 v5

Demonstrate knowledge of SC1504 matter SC1504DV

Yes

Internal, 2 credits, Level 1 US18977 v4

Demonstrate knowledge of SC1505 the generation and use of SC1505DV electricity

Yes

Internal, 2 credits, Level 1 US18974 v4

Demonstrate knowledge of SC1506 chemical change SC1506DV

Yes

Internal, 2 credits, Level 1 US18986 v5

Select and use scientific equipment

SC1507 SC1507DV

Yes

SC1508 SC1508DV

Yes

Internal, 2 credits, Level 1 US21611 v4

Follow instructions to carry out and report on a practical scientific activity Internal, 2 credits, Level 1

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STANDARD NUMBER

STANDARD TITLE

STUDY MATERIAL/ RESOURCES

FURTHER ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITY

AS90949 v1

Investigate life processes Two of: and environmental factors SC1101 that affect them SC1102 SC1103 Internal, 4 credits, Level 1 SC1104

Yes

AS90943 v1

Investigate implications of SC1041 heat in everyday life SC1042

Yes

Internal, 4 credits, Level 1 AS90955 v1

Investigate an astronomical or Earth science event

SC1181 SC1162

Yes

Investigate implications of SC1191 electricity and magnetism SC1192 in everyday life SC1193

Yes

Internal, 4 credits, Level 1 AS90941 v1

Internal, 4 credits, Level 1

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05 ADDITIONAL COURSE MATERIALS Each booklet will come packed with a DVD and equipment to help you complete the work. Most topics will also require you to supply some equipment you will have around your home.

ONLINE RESOURCES Each topic is supported by online copies of the documents you will need, weblinks and multimedia to help you learn the material. This is all available via the Topic webpage for each topic – ask your science teacher if you don’t have access to the topic webpages.

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06 ASSESSMENT INFORMATION STANDARDS SC1500 offers credits from both unit standards and achievement standards which count towards NCEA Level 1. Please refer to our Student guide to National Certificates or Te Kura and New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) websites for more information about National Certificates of Educational Achievement and assessment: >>

www.nzqa.govt.nz

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www.tekura.school.nz

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT SC1500 offers up to eight Unit Standards and four Achievement Standards that are internally assessed. This means that your teacher sets and marks all assessments that count towards credits gained for these standards. The assessment opportunity for a Unit Standard is coded ‘T1’ and if there is a second assessment opportunity, it is coded ‘T2’ e.g. SC1501T1 is the first assessment opportunity and SC1501T2 is the second assessment opportunity. The assessment opportunity for an Achievement Standard is coded ‘Y1’ and if there is a second assessment opportunity offered, this is coded ‘Y2’. For example, SC1042Y1 is the first assessment for AS90943 and SC1042Y2 is the 2nd assessment opportunity.

EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT There is no external assessment for this course. All standards are assessed internally by your teacher.

RESUBMISSIONS FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS If you have made mistakes in your standard assessment activity, your teacher may offer you one resubmission opportunity. This means you have made errors that you are capable of discovering and correcting by yourself. A resubmission allows you to correct your errors and improve your result.

FURTHER ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS For some standards, you may be able to complete a second assessment called a ‘further assessment opportunity’ to improve your results. These standards are indicated in the assessment summary. You should take this opportunity where it is available.

AUTHENTICITY Authenticity means that students complete and submit work that is their own. When you submit work to Te Kura, you sign an authentication declaration that the work you are submitting is your own work and was done under the required assessment conditions. Where applicable, your supervisor signs to confirm this declaration.

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ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

APPEALS You have the right to query an assessment result if you want further clarification or disagree with the result. If you are still not satisfied, you may appeal. Refer to the Student guide to National Certificates for more information. You can also appeal any other decisions, procedures or policies about assessments. Contact your teacher or Learning advisor if you wish to appeal. Further information and a form that students can use to appeal is available on the Te Kura website in the Student toolkit area (www.tekura.school.nz and go to Student toolkit).

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07 MY COURSE PLANNER The SC1500 course offers eight basic Unit Standards that are at Curriculum Level 4/5. All other NCEA Level 1 materials are at a higher standard, at Curriculum Level 6. At any stage on your SC1500 course you can ‘upgrade’ to working at the higher standard and start getting credits from Achievement Standards. All credits can be used for NCEA Level 1.

SAMPLE COURSE PLANNER Here is a sample course, for a student who is aiming to complete the basic topics and then move on to do a couple of achievement standards. You should design your course in consultation with your teacher. Remember that you should return work to your teacher within two weeks of starting the course.

2013

WEEK

TARGETS – THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO

1.

Study LIVING THINGS (2 credits)

TICK

2. 3.

Complete and return SC1501 and SC1501T1

4.

Study EARTH SCIENCE

Term 1

5. 6.

Complete and return SC1502 and SC1502T1

7.

Study EARTH AND SPACE

8. 9.

Complete and return SC1503 and SC1503T1

10.

Study MATTER

11. 12.

12

Complete and return SC1504 and SC1504T1

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MY COURSE PLANNER

2013

WEEK

TARGETS – THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO

1.

Study ELECTRICITY

TICK

2. 3.

Complete and return SC1505 and SC1505T1

4.

Study CHEMICAL CHANGE

Term 2

5. 6.

Complete and return SC1506 and SC1506T1

7.

Study SCIENCE EQUIPMENT

8. 9.

Complete and return SC1507 and SC1507T1

10.

Study PRACTICAL INVESTIGATION

11. 1.

Complete and return SC1508 and SC1508T1

2.

Study EVERYDAY HEAT

3.

Term 3

4.

Complete and return SC1041

5. 6. 7.

Complete and return SC1042

8.

Complete and return SC1042Y1

9.

Study EARTHQUAKES

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2013

WEEK

TARGETS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO

1.

Complete and return SC1181

TICK

Term 4

2. 3.

Complete and return SC1162

4.

Complete and return SC1162Y1

5.

Catch up time to improve my grades if I need to do further assessments for the internals.

6. 7. 8. 9.

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MY COURSE PLANNER

Here is a course planner for you. Complete this to keep track of topics you wish to study and the standards you are aiming for. You can track the credits you want to achieve and whether you are on target to gain them.

2013

WEEK

TARGETS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO

TICK

1. 2. 3. 4.

Term 1

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Term 2

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2013

WEEK

TARGETS – THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO

TICK

1. 2. 3.

Term 3

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1. 2. 3.

Term 4

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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08 ASSESSMENT RECORD (SC1500) STANDARD NUMBER

ASSESSMENT DETAILS

US18969 v4

Internal

US18982 v5

Internal

US18989 v5

Internal

US18973 v5

Internal

US18977 v4

Internal

US18974 v4

Internal

US18986 v5

Internal

US21611 v4

Internal

AS90949 v1

Internal

AS90943 v1

Internal

AS90955 v1

Internal

AS90941 v1

Internal

TARGET DUE DATE

DATE ACHIEVED

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