12 ATAR Integrated Science

Course Outline 2019

 

Week Content Assessment

Term 1

1

Introduction to ISC 12 ATAR – course expectation

Conducting Investigations, laboratory expectations

Ethical and safety concerns in labs

Writing reports

 
2-3

Factors affecting the water cycle

Molecular properties of water

Aquatic ecosystems and how properties of water affect organisms.

Interactions between abiotic factors and organisms.

Water quality

Task 1: lab Testing water quality
4-5

Unique properties of aquatic organisms

Interactions between biotic factors in aquatic ecosystem

Task 2: Test – Water and aquatic ecosystems
6-7

Sampling methods

Measuring abiotic factors:

Measuring biotic factors:

Investigating the wetlands

Task 3: Practical – Local wetlands
8-10 Water resources and sustainability Task 4: Extended Response – Water and sustainability

Term 2

1-3

Potable water provision in WA

Water, sewage and sewerage treatment

Task 5: Test – Aquatic ecosystems
4-6

Revise

Exam Weeks

Task 6: Exam – Semester 1 (Unit 3 content)
7-8

Laws of Energy

Types of Energy

Energy of Transportation

Task 7: Extended Response – Different types of engine
9-10

Sources of Energy

Non-renewable energy

Renewable energy

Sustainable and safe energy production

Task 8: Test

– Energy and Transportation

Term 3

1-2

Electricity – the chemistry of electrical energy

Generating electricity

Task 9: Investigation – Generating electricity
3-4

Large scale energy production

Energy efficient homes

Electricity – production, transformation and sustainability

Task 10: Test – Electricity
5-7

Heat and heating homes

Energy catastrophes

Energy policy

Task 11: Test – Heating and Global Energy
8

Exam Revision – Units 3 and 4

Exams

Task 12: Exam – Semester 2 (Unit 3 and Unit 4 content)

Term 4

1-3

Revision of Unit 3 and 4  

 

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 12 Syllabus for Integrated Science, ATAR can be found on the SCSA website.

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