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Numeracy in Science

  • May 07 / 2015
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Numeracy in Science

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Related Numeracy Outcomes

  • Estimation and rounding

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

  • Data and Analysis

  • Measurement

Maths and Numeracy are the ‘language’ of Science.

Science attempts to describe the Natural World that surrounds us.

In Biodiversity we collect data through quadrat sampling and pitfall traps and by creating keys analyse this data, estimating through ratio & proportion possible habitat populations.

In Cells we use microscopes to magnify tiny fractions of a sample. Cell structure becomes visible, allowing us to analyse the microscopic world.

In Particles we consider the states of matter, analysing the materials shape and volume. A proportional amount of heat energy into/out of a material can change the state of the material. A Global Warming simulation comparing measured CO₂ levels against temperatures is also conducted.

In Energy sources and sustainability we calculate the efficiency of a system using fractions and express the answer as a percentage.

In Solutions we use visual observation & other techniques to estimate the amount of chemical required to create a saturated solution.

In Space Physics analysis of the conditions necessary to support life on other Planets is investigated.

 

 

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