Natural Science subject curriculum (NAT1-03)

Competence aims after Vg1 – vocational education programmes

The budding researcher

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • plan and carry out different types of investigations by identifying variables, gathering and processing data and writing a report that includes discussions about estimating uncertainties of measurements and assess possible sources of errors

Sustainable development

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • provide an account of the concept of sustainable development
  • elaborate on factors that influence the size of a population
  • map out one’s own choices as a consumer and provide logical and ethical arguments for these choices that can contribute to sustainable consumer patterns
  • investigate a global conflict of interest related to an environmental question and discuss and elaborate on the quality of arguments and conclusions in a forum for debate

Nutrition and health

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • describe the most important energy-yielding nutrients and their chemical characteristics and give reasons for why they are important for the body
  • give examples of vitamins, minerals and trace elements that the body needs and how one can make certain one has a varied diet
  • carry out simple chemical detection of nutrients in food and give an account of one's observations
  • explain the main characteristics of digestion, transport and transformation of the most important energy-yielding nutrients in the body
  • elaborate on some main components in cosmetic products and make such a product with its own content declaration
  • discuss and elaborate on issues in connection with dieting, eating disorders, training and how lifestyle diseases affect one’s health

Energy for the future

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • carry out experiments with solar cells, solar collectors and heat pumps, explain the main features of how these work and make simple calculations about their degrees of efficiency
  • elaborate on different uses of biomass as an energy source

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