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National 3 Science

National 3 Science is made up of the following units:

Fragile Earth

In this Unit, learners will focus on the following two topics:

Energy
Metals

They will investigate these resources through activities related to their source, origin, production and/or extraction. Uses and benefits will be explored. Conflicts and also possible local or national, solutions will be identified. Learners will gain knowledge of how science is involved in environmental issues and be able to personalise their research through choosing which variables they are going to research.

Human Health

In this Unit, learners will develop an understanding of factors which contribute to a healthy lifestyle, through a personal, community based and global approach. Learners cover procedures to measure physical fitness, investigate mental/social health issues and research media reports of national/international health areas.

Applications of Science

In this Unit, learners will explore science’s contribution to communication technologies and the impact that these have had on society/environment. They will also research the production and use of new materials and how science helps the understanding of risk and how it can be reduced in modern life.

Assessment

To achieve the National 3 Science Course, learners must pass all of the required Units. National 3 Courses are not graded.

National 4 Science

National 4 Science is made up of the following units:

Fragile Earth

In this Unit, learners will cover the following two topics:

Energy
Metals

They will investigate these resources through activities related to their source, origin, production and/or extraction. Uses and benefits will be explored. Conflicts and also possible local, national, or global solutions will be identified. Learners will gain knowledge of how science is involved in environmental issues and be able to personalise their research through choosing which variables they are going to research.

Human Health

In this Unit, learners develop an understanding of factors which contribute to a healthy lifestyle, through a personal, community-based and global approach. Learners cover procedures to measure physical fitness, investigate mental/social health issues and research media reports of national/international health areas.

Applications of Science

In this Unit, learners explore science’s contribution to communication technologies and the impact that these have had on the environment/society. Learners research the production and use of new materials. They cover how science helps the understanding of risk and how it can be reduced in modern life.

Assessment

To achieve the National 4 Science Course, learners must pass all of the required Units, including the Added Value Unit. National 4 Courses are not graded.