Year 9 Science

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1

1-3

Science Toolkit

⦿ Variables

⦿ The Scientific Method

⦿ Reliability and errors

⦿ Presenting data

Task 1: Design your own experiment
4-8

Ecosystems

⦿ Ecosystems, populations, biotic and abiotic factors

⦿ Organism relationships

⦿ Introduced species

⦿ Energy flow through ecosystems

⦿ Photosynthesis and respiration

⦿ Water and carbon cycles

⦿ Human impacts on ecosystems

Task 2: Ecosystem Research project

Task 3: Unit Test – Ecosystems

9-10

Term 2

1-3

Control and Regulation

⦿ Circulatory and respiratory systems

⦿ Homeostasis

⦿ The nervous and endocrine systems

⦿ Pathogens and disease

⦿ The immune system

Task 4: Control and Regulation Research task

Task 5: Practical – The Nervous SystemU

Task 6: Unit Test – Control and Regulation

4-6

Sound and Light

⦿ Light and sound waves

⦿ The electromagnetic spectrum

⦿ Seeing and hearing

Task 7: Sound and Light Research task

Task 8: Unit Test – Sound and Light

7 Exam Study  
8 Examinations Task 9: Semester 1 Examination
     

9-10

Term 3

1-2

Heat and Electricity

⦿ Conduction, convection and radiation

⦿ Electrical energy

⦿ Electricity generation

Task 10: Heat and Electricity Research tCask

Task 11: Practical – Heat energy

Task 12: Unit Test – Heat and Electricity

3-5

Tectonic Plates

⦿ Plate tectonics

⦿ Volcanoes and earthquakes

⦿ Continental drift

Task 13: Unit Test – Tectonic Plates
6-9

Matter

⦿ Atomic structure

⦿ Atomic number and mass number

⦿ Radioisotopes and decay

Task 14: Matter Research task

Task 15: Unit Test – Matter

Term 4

1-6

Chemical reactions

⦿ Reactions and word equations

⦿ Simple reactions

⦿ Combustion reactions

⦿ Acids and bases

Task 16: Chemical Reactions Research task

Task 17: Practical – Chemical Reactions

Task 18: Unit Test – Chemical Reactions

7 Exam Study  
8   Task 19: Semester 2 Examinations
9    

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 9 Syllabus for Science can be found on the SCSA website.

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/