2016 Term 3 - Chemistry
Each student has completed the following Year 10 educational outcomes
(as per Australia’s current curriculum v8.2):
- All matter is made of atoms that are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons; (ACSSU177)
- Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a chemical reaction mass is not created or destroyed (ACSSU178)
- Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer (ACSSU179)
- The atomic structure and properties of elements are used to organise them in the Periodic Table(ACSSU186)
- Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products (ACSSU187)
- Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and laboratory experimentation, to collect reliable data; (ACSIS199)
- Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to collect and record data systematically and accurately (ACSIS200)
- Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies (ACSIS203)
- Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS204)
- Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible alternative explanations, and describe specific ways to improve the quality of the data (ACSIS205)
- Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations (ACSIS208)
- Students analyse how the periodic table organises elements and use it to make predictions about the properties of elements.
- They explain how chemical reactions are used to produce particular products.
- They explain the concept of energy conservation and represent energy transfer and transformation within systems.
- They apply relationships between force, mass and acceleration to predict changes in the motion of objects.
- Students develop questions and hypotheses and independently design and improve appropriate methods of investigation, including field work and laboratory experimentation.
- They explain how they have considered reliability, safety in their methods and identify where digital technologies can be used to enhance the quality of data.
- When analysing data, selecting evidence and developing and justifying conclusions, they identify alternative explanations for findings and explain any sources of uncertainty.
- Students evaluate the validity and reliability of claims made in secondary sources with reference to currently held scientific views, the quality of the methodology and the evidence cited.
- They construct evidence-based arguments and select appropriate representations and text types to communicate science ideas for specific purposes.