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The Science Matrix is a comprehensive new compact course book covering all 24 of the content-based NCEA level 1 Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics standards (as specified in NZQA’s subject matrix) in just over 200 pages. For whatever combination of standards you choose to offer students in your Year 11 here is a single affordable textbook that covers the knowledge, understandings and skills your students require for success in both externally and internally assessed NCEA standards.Building on the long-term appeal of the Pathfinder unit format, George Hook has written numerous new units and updated existing ones to cover all bullet points of the new standards. The units closely reflect the current expectations and requirements of NCEA examiners and assessors.



Mechanics - Science 1.1
Unit 1: Speed and Acceleration
Unit 2: Force, Mass, Acceleration and Pressure
Unit 3: Energy, Work and Power

Electricity and Magnetism - Physics 1.3 and Science 1.2
Unit 4: Static Electricity and Charging
Unit 5: Direct Current Electricity
Unit 6: Current and Voltage in Circuits
Unit 7: Resistance, Power and Energy
Unit 8: Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Heat - Physics 1.5 and Science 1.4
Unit 9: Thermal Energy and Heat Flow
Unit 10: Heat Transfer and Insulation
Wave Behaviour - Physics 1.4 and Science 1.3
Unit 11: Properties and Types of Waves
Unit 12: Reflection and Refraction of Light


Atoms and Elements - Chemistry 1.4 and Science 1.5
Unit 13: Atoms and Elements
Unit 14: Ions and Compounds

Metals and Non-metals - Chemistry 1.4 and Science 1.7
Unit 15: Properties of Metals
Unit 16: Extraction and Uses of Metals
Unit 17: Properties and Uses of Non-metals

Chemical Reactions - Chemistry 1.5 and Science 1.8 and Science 1.5
Unit 18: Reaction Rates and Particle Collisions
Unit 19: Types of Chemical Reactions

Acids and Bases - Science 1.5
Unit 20: Acids, Bases and Neutralisation

Carbon Chemistry - Chemistry 1.3 and Science 1.6
Unit 21: Properties of Carbon Compounds
Unit 22: Production and Uses of Carbon Compounds


Genetics and Inheritance - Science 1.9
Unit 23: Traits, Genes, Chromosomes and DNA
Unit 24: Reproduction and Growth
Unit 25: Patterns of Inheritance
Unit 26: Phenotype Variation and Adaptive Features

Micro-organisms - Biology 1.3 and Science 1.11
Unit 27: Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses
Unit 28: Environmental Factors and Micro-organisms
Unit 29: Helpful and Harmful Micro-organisms

Life Processes - Science 1.10, Biology 1.5 and Biology 1.4
Unit 30: Life Processes and Environmental Factors
Unit 31: Flowering Plant Reproduction
Unit 32: Flowering Plant Growth and Nutrition
Unit 33: Mammal Nutrition and Respiration
Unit 34: Mammal Circulation and Excretion

Ecosystem - Science 1.12
Unit 35: Ecological Features and Processes


Geological Features - Science 1.13
Unit 36: Formation of Surface Features Part A
Unit 37: Formation of Surface Features Part B

Carbon Cycling - Science 1.14, Science 1.6 and Chemistry 1.3
Unit 38: Carbon Cycle

Astronomical Cycles - Science 1.15
Unit 39: Effects on Planet Earth


The Science Matrix-

The Science Matrix 9780170262316
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