11 General Integrated Science

Course Outline 2019

 

Week Content Assessment

Term 1

1

What is Forensic Science?  
2-4

Science Inquiry Skills Careful Investigating – microscopes Fingerprinting

Impressions

Mixtures

Task 1: Extended Response – The Science of Forensic Science
5-6

Mixtures and solutions – Soil Analysis

Blood and DNA

Hair and Fibres

Task 2: Practical: DNA extraction
7-10

Chemical Detection

Codes

Forensic Entomology –

Task 3: Article analysis and Ethics

Task 4: Practical: Toxicology

Term 2

1-3

 Motion, forces and Energy – Ballistics and deductive reasoning Task 5: Investigation: Crime Scene
4-6

Revision

Exams

Task 6: Test: End of Unit
7-8

Characteristics of different aquatic ecosystems

Water cycle, oxygen-carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle

Task 7: Research assignment – Aquatic Ecosystems
9-10

Methods of measuring abiotic and biotic factors

Cycling of matter in ecosystems

Task 8: Practical – Abiotic and biotic measurement techniques

Term 3

1-3

Food chains and webs in various ecosystems

Productivity

Task 9: Investigation – Monitoring ecosystems
4-6

Biology of marine invertebrates

Adaptations to suit marine environments

Task 10: Practical – Fish dissection
7-9

Ocean currents

Coastal erosion

 

Term 4

1-3

Strategies for protecting the marine environment

Fisheries management

Aquaculture

Task 11: Research Assignment – Fisheries
4-6 Revision and exams Task 12: Unit 1 test – aquatic ecosystems

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 11 Syllabus for Integrated Science, General, can be found on the SCSA website.

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