Year 12 Integrated Science General

Course Outline 2019

 

Week Content Assessment
Term 1

1-2

Environmental Degradation

⦿ Characteristics of an ecosystem

⦿ Biotic and abiotic factors

Task 1: Ecosystem Research Project handed out
3-5 ⦿ Food chains and food webs

⦿ Ecological energy pyramids

⦿ Biomass

6-8 ⦿ Water pollution

⦿ Land pollution

⦿ Air pollution

Task 1: Ecosystem Research Project due

Task 2:  Practical – Pollution

Task 3: Mid-Unit Test – Environmental Degradation

9-10 ⦿ Acid rain

⦿ Soil salinity

Task 4: Environmental Catastrophe Research Task handed out

Task 5: Practical – Soil Salinity

Term 2

1-3

⦿ Introduced species

⦿ Ozone depletion

⦿ Enhanced global warming

Task 6:  Externally Set Task

Task 7: Comprehension task – Global Warming

4-6 Year 11 Assessment Free and Exam Weeks Task 4: Environmental Catastrophe Research Task due

Task 8: Unit Test – Environmental Degradation

7-10 The Science of Flight

⦿ The History of Flight

⦿ Hot air balloons

Task 9: The History of Flight Research Project handed out
Term 3

1-4

⦿ Aeroplanes

⦿ Forces that act on planes

⦿ Weight and lift

⦿ Drag and thrust

⦿ Controlling a plane

Task 10: Practical – Helicopters

Task 9: The History of Flight Research Project due

5-7 ⦿ Combustion engines

⦿ Oil and oil refinery

Task 11: Mid-Unit Test – The Science of Flight
8-9 ⦿ Types of energy – kinetic and potential

⦿ Gravitational PE

⦿ Chemical PE

⦿ Nuclear PE

⦿ Mechanical energy

⦿ Friction

Task 12: Comprehension Task – Energy

Task 13: Practical – Friction

Term 4

1-3

⦿ History of rocketry

⦿ Construction of a rocket

Task 14: Unit Test – The Science of Flight
4-5 Year 11 Assessment Free Week and Examinations

This document is subject to revision.

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

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