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MODULAR PACK for the south african caps


The Physical Sciences Modular Pack has been designed to address all of the Knowledge Areas of the new CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement) Chemistry and Physics curricula for Grades 10 to 12. RADMASTE has developed this Modular Pack with the aim to make available to schools all the equipment, chemicals and written materials for the Physical Sciences CAPS.

The Physical Sciences Modular Pack consists of the following components:

  • A set of core equipment (PSMP10) which is needed for all FET grades and will enable learners to carry out the majority of the Prescribed and Recommended Practical Activities for formal and non-formal assessment, as well as selected other practical activities listed in the Physical Sciences CAPS.

This equipment is for a class of 40 to 50 learners working in groups. The package comprises a clever combination of microscale kits and conventional (macro-) apparatus to ensure maximum coverage of the Physical Sciences syllabi. The advantages of microscale practical activities in science have been described previously by many educators and scientists in many countries, and locally the GDE Mathematics, Science & Technology Education Improvement Strategy, 2009-2014 advocates this approach. The conventional teacher demonstration kits allow for topics, such as Waves, to be addressed where microscale equipment cannot be used.

  • For Grades 11 and 12, certain activities require the use of specialised equipment. These add-on items to the core equipment kit are also low-cost and are only needed for Grades 11 and 12.

  • The core equipment kit is supplemented with Graded Microchemicals Kits and Graded Teacher Guides to allow maximum coverage of the CAPS Physical Sciences syllabi.











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