NSW Stage 6 Sparklabs
NSW Stage 6 Sparklabs – Physics
The kinematics of a student
|The timing of intervals during races is a key indicator of performance. Graphing position against time or speed against time provides a visual indicator of performance during a race.
|P Phys 11 NSW AB PA1_2.spklab
Analysing motion with a motion sensor
|A graph is a mathematical picture of the motion of an object. For this reason it is important to understand how to interpret a graph of position, velocity or acceleration versus time.
|P Phys 11 NSW AB PA1_3.spklab
A reaction timer
|The acceleration due to gravity provides a simple, reliable and repeatable means of timing a person’s reaction time when combined with an understanding of the equations of motion.
|P Phys 11 NSW AB PA1_4.spklab
NSW Stage 6 Sparklabs – Chemistry
Separation techniques – purification of polluted water
|Water is never pure in nature. It dissolves many impurities, and insoluble substances may remain in suspension. Any purification process needs to take account of the different types of substances found in water.
|P Chem 11 NSW AB PA1_1.spklab
|Activity 1.2 Percentage composition of a compound
|Determine the percentage by mass of magnesium in magnesium oxide.
|P Chem 11 NSW AB PA1_2.spklab
Making molecular models
|Demonstrate the bonding and shape of a number of simple covalent molecules.
|P Chem 11 NSW AB PA1_4.spklab
Comparing physical properties of three covalent networks
|Compare the physical properties of a covalent network, a covalent layer network and a covalent molecular structure substance.
|P Chem 11 NSW AB PA1_5.spklab
NSW Stage 6 Sparklabs – Biology
Distinguishing cells – an observational activity.
|This activity provides an opportunity to design and carry out a practical investigation into the similarities and differences between the cells of different kinds of organisms. You will need to be familiar with the use of a light microscope and accompanying equipment including a digital eyepiece or smart phone adapter.
|P Biol 11 NSW AB PA1_1.spklab
Partially permeable membranes – diffusion and osmosis
|Investigate the way in which materials can move into and out of cells, including but not limited to conducting a practical investigation modelling diffusion and osmosis.
|P Biol 11 NSW AB PA1_3.spklab
Capable catalase – an observational activity
|The metabolism of cells involves many different chemical reactions. These include energy-releasing reactions such as cellular respiration, as well as others in which substances are constructed or digested. The byproducts of some of these chemical reactions are harmful and must be removed from the body before they accumulate to a level at which they can cause tissue damage.
|P Biol 11 NSW AB PA1_5.spklab