Full year or Semester
10 or 20 credits
In first semester, this course explores the materials in the world around us. Students will learn about the periodic table, atoms and molecules and how they form materials. We will explore forces holding things together and pushing things apart, and find out how mobile phone batteries work.
In second semester, students will become a rocket scientists and build and launch a rocket while learning about hydrocarbon substances like fuels, plastics and carbohydrates. We will also learn about the chemical reactions that take place in water and learn how to analyze chemicals to identify them or work out how much of them are present.
50% – Investigations Folio
50% – Summative Assessment Tasks
This subject has an exam.
Students are advised to purchase a copy of Essentials SACE Stage 1 Chemistry Workbook.