Katikati College

1CHEMA

Level 1 Chemistry - Semester A

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Course Description

Chemistry is the study of atoms and how they react and how we use this knowledge to make new substances and understand chemical reactions around us. Understanding basic chemistry concepts is important for almost every profession.

Chemistry is involved in everything we do, from growing and cooking food to cleaning our homes and bodies to launching the NZ made Electron Rockets from Mahia.

This course will study basic atomic structure, how reactions happen, acids and bases and two practical Internal investigations.

Chemistry is important for careers such as Analytical chemist, Biotechnologist, Chemical Engineer
Medicine, Clinical Biochemistry, Forensic Scientist, Nanotechnologist, Pharmacologist, Toxicologist, Environmental Scientist, Rocket Scientist, Water treatment

Teacher in Charge

Mat Kindley


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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Cost: Workbook and Education perfect subscription approx $30.


Recommended Prior Learning

Average Grade Above the Standard in Year 10 with a minimum Grade Above the Standard in exam Understanding.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90947 v4 Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
4
4
4
4
4
1
I
4
A.S. 90930 v3 Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
4
4
4
4
4
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
4
4
4
4
1
E
4
Total Credits
12
12
12
4
4
12
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