Science

Closure For Xmas Holiday

Please note: school closes on Friday 20th December at 12.45pm for the Xmas holiday and re-opens on Monday 6th January normal time, 8.40am.

Science

Autumn Term

Topic
Overview
Unit 1 – Speed and Gravity
  • Understanding speed, gravity and motion
  • Using distance – time graphs
Unit 2 – Particles and Separating
Using the particle model to describe solids, liquids and gases Separating mixtures using distillation and chromatography
Unit 3 – Cells and Movement
  • Human skeleton, joints and muscles
  • Types of cells and adaptations
Unit 4 – Light and Sound
  • Exploring properties of waves, light and sound
  • Reflection, refraction, colours

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

Appreciate the history of science and the contribution by British scientists to breakthrough discoveries.

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Generic consideration of careers in science. Students continue to learn about the impact of science and scientific developments on the world around them and how this impacts on their lives.

 

Home Learning this Term

To support learning within the subject, students are given regular homework in the form of worksheets, extended writing tasks, research and presentation tasks.

 

Spring Term

Topic
Overview
Unit 5 – Metals and Acids
  • Reactions of metals and non-metals with acids.
  • Indicators and neutralisation reactions
Unit 6 – Interdependence and plant reproduction
Food webs, toxins in the environment, insects, flowering plants, fertilisation, seed dispersal
Unit 7 – Current, Voltage and
Resistance
Electric circuits, resistance, series and parallel, static electricity and electric fields

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

Caring for the environment and the plants and animals who live in it.

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Career opportunities in the fields of metallurgy and electricity industry as an engineer.
    • Scientist in the field of horticulture or ecology.

 

Home Learning this Term

To support learning within the subject, students are given regular homework in the form of worksheets, extended writing tasks, research and presentation tasks.

 

Summer Term

Topic
Overview
Unit 8 – Earth Structure and the Universe
  • Structure of the Earth
  • Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks
  • Stars, galaxies and the Earth’s motion
Unit 9 – Variation and human reproduction
  • Sexual reproduction and foetus development
  • Causes and importance of variation
Unit 10 – Energy costs and energy transfer
  • Understanding energy transfer
  • Generation and use of electricity
  • Energy stores and transfers

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

How was the Universe created – is there an interface between science and religion?

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Astrophysicist studying characteristics of the universe

 

Home Learning this Term

To support learning within the subject, students are given regular homework in the form of worksheets, extended writing tasks, research and presentation tasks.

 

Year 7 science Summary

    • Term 1 – Students study topics in rotation so that they are exposed equally to the three science disciplines. The topics in each discipline introduce them to some fundamental principles which they will build upon as they progress in science.
    • Term 2  - Students are introduced to some important processes covering the reactions of metal and acids in chemistry, reproduction of plants in biology and electrical circuits in physics.
    • Term 3 – The year I completed by gaining some insight into the origins of the universe and how energy can be transformed from one type to another. The final topic involves the study of human reproduction from a scientific perspective including variation and inherited characteristics.
    • End of Year Exam – students will sit an exam based on the whole of Year 7 subject content. Results will be used to place them in appropriate sets for Year 8.