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Integrated Science


Lower Secondary (Forms 1-3)

PHET Interactive Simulations.

Interactive Simulations for Science and Math 

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Scientific processes
1.1.1 Differentiate between Science and technology.
1.1.2 Demonstrate the use of the scientific method
1.1.3 Recognise a scientific report as a means of communicating information from scientific investigation
Scientific Measurements and units
12.1 Discuss the importance of the International System (SI) of units
a. Seven units of Measurement | International System of Units
12.2 Demonstrate the correct procedures for use of common measuring instruments
Safety in Science
13.1. Demonstrate safe practices when conducting investigations.
3. Recognize a scientific report as a means of communicating information from scientific investigations. 
Properties of matter
18.1 Differentiate among the three states of matter: 
1.8.2 Relate the properties of matter to the arrangement of particles
1.8.3 Explain how temperature causes changes in states of matter
1.11.1 Determine the resultant of two or more parallel forces acting on a solid object
1.11.2 Discuss the importance of gravitational forces acting on bodies
1.11.3 Investigate the relationship between an applied force and pressure.
Explain the term pressure 
Energy transformations
1.12.1 Distinguish amongst various forms of energy 
1.12.2 Investigate the conversion of energy from one form to another
Atoms, Elements, Molecules
1.9.1 Describe the structure of the atom 
1.9.2 State the chemical symbols of elements 1 -20.
1.9.3 Illustrate the atomic structure of elements of atomic numbers 1-10
1.9.4 Distinguish among atoms, elements and molecules
 a. Elements and atoms 
 b. Atomic mass 
Compounds and mixtures
1.10.1 Distinguish between compounds and mixtures
Levels of Organization in Living Things
1.6.1 Recognize the relationships between specialized cells, tissues, organs and organ systems
Classify Life According to Cellular Structure
1.4.1 Describe the characteristics of living things
Compare plant and animal cells according to their structure and function. 
Movement of Substances in and out of the cell.
Processes in cellular structure
1.7.1 Describe how substances move into and out of cells
1.7.2 Describe the process of photosynthesis
Diet and Health
2.1.1. Recognise the importance of a balanced diet. 
2.1.2 Outline the basic structure of the digestive system and functions of each part.
2.1.3 Explain how humans obtain nutrients from food
2.1.4 Relate diet to weight gain and loss
Physical and Chemical processes
2.4.1 Distinguish between physical and chemical changes .
 a. Physical and chemical changes.
2.4.2 Distinguish between physical and chemical properties
2.6.1 Investigate motion of a body
2.6.2 Apply Newton’s laws to explain motion of solid 
Investigate Motion of a body; Newton's laws to explain motion of solid objects.
2.6.3 Discuss factors that affect the moment of a force.
2.6.4 Discuss factors that affect the stability of objects.
Human Body Systems: The Circulatory System
2.2.1 Outline the basic structure of the circulatory system.
2.2.2 Relate the main parts of the circulatory system to their functions in the human body
2.2.3 Investigate the relationship between exercise and pulse rate
2.2.4 Identify health conditions associated with the circulatory system.
Separating Mixtures
.4.3 Distinguish between types of mixtures (homogenous and heterogeneous) 
 a. ‘Suspensions, Colloids and Solutions’
2.4.4 Discuss the formation of different types of solutions
2.4.5 Describe heterogeneous mixtures
2.5.1 Explain methods of separating mixture
Thermal Energy
2.7.1 Distinguish between temperature and heat
2.7.2 Compare methods of heat transfer for various media
2.7.3 Distinguish between thermal insulators and conductors
Human Body Systems: Respiratory System
2.3.1 Outline basic structure of respiratory system
2.3.2 Distinguish between breathing and respiration in humans
2.3.3 Relate increase in physical activity to increase in breathing rate
Energy in Ecosystems
2.8.1 Illustrate energy flow from the sun to plants and animals
Human Body Systems:
The Reproductive System
Communicable Diseases of the Reproductive System
3.1.1 Outline the structure human male and female reproductive systems.
3.2.1 Identify the different types of Communicable Diseases of the Reproductive System
3.2.2 Explain the transmission of HIV infection and other communicable sexually transmitted diseases .
3.2.3 - List strategies for protecting oneself against HIV infection
3. Distinguish between electrical insulators and conductors. 
     a. Conductors and Insulators | What is the difference between a conductor and an insulator?
4. Construct simple circuits
     a. Build your own circuit.
    a. Represent simple circuits using diagrams 
Chemical Bonding
3.7.1 Explain how atoms combine to form molecules
5. Explain the formation of ions.
  a. ‘Introduction to Ions’: 
6. Describe the formation of simple molecules and compounds through ionic and covalent bonding.
   a. Ionic Bonds
   b. Covalent Bonds
Environmental Impact of Human Activities
3.3.1 Explain the impact of human activities on the local and global environment
Electricity and Magnetism and Light
3.4.1 Distinguish between electrical insulators and conductors
.3.4.2 Construct simple circuits
3.4.3 Represent simple circuits using diagrams
3.5.1 Demonstrate the effects of magnetic forces. 
3.5.2 Describe the magnetic effect of current

Electricity and Magnetism and Light
3.6.1 Investigate the transmission of light
Acid and bases
3.8.1 Distinguish between substances that are acids and alkalis
3.8.2 Describes chemical reactions involving acids and bases
Form 4 & 5 Integrated Science (CSEC)
Integrated Science Syllabus
CSEC Biology, Chemistry and Human and Social Biology: Useful Online Resources 2020
CSEC Integrated Science Past Papers
May/June 2019 Paper 2
May/June 2018 Paper 2
May/June 2017
2005 - 2016  Paper 2s
May/June 2015 Paper 2
May/June 2014 Paper 2
May/June 2010 Paper 2
May/June 2008 Paper 2
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