Calculating the speed of light using a microwave (2-3 hours)
In this unit students will use a microwave to analyse microwave electromagnetic radiation and approximate the speed of light. Students can submit an experimental report that documents their activity and the results obtained.
Speed of light (DOCX 68KB)
Going nuclear (3-4 hours)
In this unit students are guided to complete a short investigation into the considerations of siting a nuclear power station and then submitting a brief report and reflection.
PW Nuclear power station (DOCX 73KB)
Human impact on global systems (3-4 hours)
In this unit, students will develop their scientific knowledge about global patterns of geological activity. They will learn how interactions involving global systems can be used to inform decisions related to contemporary issues.
Global systems and human impacts (DOCX 68KB)
Motion (8-10 hours)
In this unit students will develop working scientifically skills and demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between force and motion.
Motion (DOCX 536KB)
Sound waves (2-3 hours)
In this unit students will explore energy transfer through different mediums using wave and particle models.
PW Sound waves (DOCX 132KB)