Levels 3 and 4
NZC Achievement Objectives
PW3/4-1: (Physical Inquiry and Physics Concepts) Explore, describe, and represent patterns and trends for everyday examples of physical phenomena, such as movement, forces, electricity and magnetism, light, sound, waves, and heat. For example, identify and describe the effect of forces (contact and non-contact) on the motion of objects; identify and describe everyday examples of sources of energy, forms of energy, and energy transformations.
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Force and Motion: Investigate and use scientific models of force and motion, and some applications, e.g. friction, levers and pulleys.
Waves and Particles: Investigate and use scientific models to explain the physical phenomena of light, sound and heat.
Electricity and Magnetism: Investigate and use simple scientific models of electrical circuits and magnets.
Te Tōpana me te Nekenga: Ka tūhura, ka whakamahi i te tauira pūtaiao hei whakaatu i te tōpana me te nekenga, me ētahi whakamahinga, pēnei i te waku, te kauwhiti me te tauru.
Te Ngaru me te Ngotangota: Ka tūhura, ka whakamahi i te tauira pūtaiao hei whakaatu i te aho, te oro me te pōkākā.
Te Hiko me te Autō: Ka tūhura, ka whakamahi i ngā tauira pūtaiao māmā mō ngā ara iahiko me ngā autō.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Develop an understanding about common examples of forces and energy through investigating and describing ideas.
Explore and identify trends and relationships between easily observable forms of force and energy.
Investigate and describe how selected items of everyday technology work and affect our lives, for example, burglar alarms.
Investigate and offer explanations about common examples of forces and energy and compare their ideas with scientific ideas.
Use information to describe or confirm trends and relationships between observable forms of force and energy.
Investigate and explain how items of technology work and enhance everyday activities of people. For example, investigate how automatic doors work and make life easier.
Social Sciences: How the ideas and actions of people in the past changes the lives of others eg. Individuals and groups who have worked to preserve the environment.
Social Sciences: How and why people view and use resources differently and the consequences of this eg. Environmental preservation versus logging or mining
Technology: Produce technological solutions in a range of technological areas and contexts.
Technology: Identify and consider different views and feelings of people in relation to some specific technological developments or effects eg. noise pollution
Technology: Describe and identify the positive and negative effects of some instances of technologies on people’s lives and the environment eg. the effects of fast ferries on shorelines.
Technology: Explore and discuss the impacts over time on the local and wider environments and society of some specific technology eg. effluent disposal on farms.