ASC Physical Science

R1,200.00 incl

 

The study of Physical Science investigates physical and chemical phenomena. This is done through scientific inquiry, application of scientific models, theories and laws in order to explain and predict events in the physical environment.

To familiarise yourself with the curriculum outline in more detail, please click on the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements(CAPS) as per the Department of Education.

 

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Description

The study of Physical Science investigates physical and chemical phenomena. This is done through scientific inquiry, application of scientific models, theories and laws in order to explain and predict events in the physical environment. This subject also deals with society’s need to understand how the physical environment works in order to benefit from it and responsibly care for it.

Physical Science is divided into six knowledge areas. These are:

  1. Matter and Materials
  2. Chemical Systems
  3. Chemical Change
  4. Mechanics
  5. Waves, Sound and Light
  6. Electricity and Magnetism

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Learning Aims

Learners are guided towards developing the following knowledge, skills and
attitudes:

1. awareness of their environment and to equip learners with investigating skills relating to physical and chemical phenomena, for example, lightning and solubility
2. classifying, communicating and measuring
3. designing an investigation, drawing and evaluating conclusions, formulating models, hypothesising and identifying
4. controlling variables, inferring, observing and comparing, interpreting, predicting, problem-solving and reflective skills