Thinking and Working Scientifically
A brief overview of laboratory safety and equipment. Followed by an in depth look at the stages of planning and carrying out experiments. Focus is placed on definition of key words such as hypothesis, observations, data, etc and identifying equipment and safety symbols.
Linked to the Nature of Science Strand Learning Outcomes
The Cell, Microorganisms, and Living Things
This lessons focuses looking at what living things are made of and identifying what characters living things must have.
The Organ Systems
This lesson focuses on the different organ systems, what their main functions are their relationship to one another.
This lesson looks how humans reproduce, the functions of the male and female sex organs and wider societal issues regarding human reproduction.
This lesson focuses on how traits are passed from parents to children, the importance of chromosomes and what they do, and the theory of evolution.
Structure and Processes of Plant Life and Photosynthesis
This lesson focuses on how plants reproduce, the organs they use for this, and how and why plants perform photosynthesis.
This lesson looks at ecosystems and how the different animals in an ecosystem are connected through the food chain. It will also look at the equipment and equations required when carrying out an ecological survey.
Matter, Atoms and the Periodic Table
This lesson focuses on what matter is and what it is made up of. It will look at the structure of the atom and how elements are arranged on the periodic.
Compounds, Mixtures and Solutions, and Separating Techniques
This lesson follows on from the previous week. It focuses on the difference between elements, mixtures and compounds, and how we can use different techniques to separate mixtures.
Acids and Bases, Chemical Reactions and Bonding
This lesson focuses on what acids and bases are and substances we can use to identify acids and bases. We will then look at chemical reactions and how elements combine to form ionic and covalent bonds.
Measuring the Physical World, and Density
This lesson will look at what units and tools we use to measure different things, and how we can use this to calculate area and volume. We will then look at density, including how to calculate density.
Energy and Electricity
We will focus on energy, such as its different forms and how it can change from one form to another. Next, we will look at electricity including how to read the symbols on a circuit diagram.
Forces, Light and Heat
We will then look at different physical phenomena. We will finish by focusing on looking at the different integrations of heat and light.
The Origins of the Universe and Our Solar System
This lesson will look at the origins on the universe and different celestial objects in our Solar System.
The Earth, Moon and Sun
This lesson will look at models of the Sun and Earth relationship, the different phases of the moon and how celestial events such as eclipses and seasons occur. Finally, we will look at what the Earth is made of and the structure of the planet.
The Cycling of Matter, Sustainability and Climate Change
This lesson will focus on the cycling of matter on our planet. We will then look at environmental issues facing the human race. Finally, we will look at space flight and the international space station and how we use telescopes to study the universe.