DISCOVERING SCIENCE

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit opportunities will be provided to enhance students' knowledge and skills in General Science through the examination of key concepts from Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Biology. Students will be introduced to the concepts of atoms and atomic structure as a basis for a multidisciplinary examination of the materials and colours of their surroundings.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPhysical sciences.RecommendedTillery, BW(2002) MCGRAW-HILL, NEW YORK.
ReadingsThe sciences : an integrated approach.RecommendedTrefil, J and Hazen, RM(2001) JOHN WILEY AND SONS, NEW YORK.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use accurate terminology to describe phenomena from the natural world, including concepts from physics, chemistry, biology and geology.

Activities:
Students are required to keep a journal in which they clearly articulate the terms and major concepts introduced each week. Students are expected to complete accurate reporting of practical exercises in the journal.

02. Describe the components and structure of an atom in terms of the Bohr model and relate the atomic structure to the arrangement of atoms in the periodic table, chemical reactions and atomic spectra.

Activities:
Students will detail concepts clearly in weekly journal and end of semester exam questions.

03. Use diagrams and written explanations to depict covalent, ionic, metallic and hydrogen bonding and relate the physical properties of various materials to their bonds.

Activities:
Students will detail concepts clearly in weekly journal and end of semester exam questions.

04. Identify the structure of biological cells and their major organelles. Use this to provide an explanation of plant and animal functions.

Activities:
Students will detail concepts clearly in weekly journal and end of semester exam questions.

05. Describe and explain phenomena from the natural world, clearly articulating the appropriate concepts from physics, chemistry, biology or geology.

Activities:
Students will investigate a scientific phenomena and explain the concepts in relation to the atoms or molecules involved.

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