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Discovering Natural Fibres: Introducing Fibres

 Stage 4 Scope and Sequence Plan
Stage 4 OutcomeA student:Unit Content
Prescribed Focus Area4.1identifies historical examples of how scientific knowledge has changed people's understanding of the worldPaper, printing
4.3identify areas of everyday life that have been effected by scientific developmentssynthetic fibres
Domain: Knowledge and Understanding4.8describe features of living thingsPlant cells
4.11identifies where resources are found, and describes ways in which they are used by humanssources of plant fibres
Domain: Skills4.13clarifies the purpose of an investigation and, with guidance, produces a plan to investigate a problemDesign ways to test the properties of fibres, string
4.14follows a sequence of instructions to undertake first-hand investigationMake string, rope, recycle paper
4.15uses given criteria to gather first-hand dataCollect and classify fibre samples
4.16accesses information from identified secondary sourcesusing Internet, library
4.14with guidance, presents information to an audience to achieve a particular purposepresentation of data, reports, charts, posters, presentations, movies
 Stage 5 Scope and Sequence Plan
Stage 5 OutcomeA student:Unit Content
Prescribed Focus Area5.1 explains how social factors influence the development and acceptance of scientific ideasbooks printed on paper led to more people able to read
5.3evaluates the impact of applications of science on society and the environmentWood chipping for paper, biofuels, pollution by pulp mills Methyl cellulose has enormous number of uses e.g. foods, pharmaceuticals
5.5 analyses how current research might affect people's lives Ways of changing processes to be less polluting
Domain: Knowledge and Understanding5.7relates properties of elements, compounds and mixtures to scientific models, theories and lawsInvestigate properties of methyl cellulose solutions, non-newtonian fluids
5.8relates the structure and function of living things to models, theories and lawsCellulose polymers provide rigidity for plant stems, fibres for many uses, importance of food fibres in diet
5.10assesses human impacts on the interaction of biotic and abiotic features of the environmentEffects of deforestation, Effects of farming on Great Barrier Reef
5.12relates the interactions involved in using some common technologies to their underlying scientific principlesModern Paper manufacturing technologies
Domain: Skills5.16accesses information from a wide variety of secondary sourcesUse of references, internet
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