Science Year 7


Welcome back after the winter break. Hope you all had an enjoyable and restful time and are ready to work hard this term.

Teachers : Ms Lubna [7-1 and 7-3]

Mr DJ [7-5 and 7-6]

Mr Greg [7-2 and 7-4]

Catch up for Term II Student Support Program.

Please review Term 1 units [Unit 1, 2, 8 and 10] so that you are ready for Term 2. Check Google classroom for assignments.

The following topics will be covered in Term 2

Units: 5, 6, 3 and 11

Assessments schedule:

Test 1 Unit 5&6: Tuesday 23 January 2018

Test 2 Unit 3: Tuesday 27 February 2018

Test 3 Unit 10 Test: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Term 1 assessment Dates.docx

Calendar of events

Science Fair

Dates and Deadlines

1. 14th January 2018- Students should have chosen a topic.

2. 9th February 2018- Project should be complete.

3. 21st February 2018– Bring model/materials for demonstration and poster to school, final preparations for Science fair.

4. 22nd February 2018 – Science Fair

Weekly schedule:

Week 16 3rd January

1.States of matter Know the properties of solids, liquids and gas.

A brief introduction is done to refresh the memory of students about particles and what they should have learnt before.

The properties of solids liquids and gases are mentioned and some demonstrations are shown.

Questions 1-3 page 69 Homework: Activity 5.1

2. Particle theory Know of, and cite evidence for the movement of particles in solids, liquids and gases, and draw diagrams to represent particles in solids, liquids and gases

Looking at the three states of matter.

The discovery of the particle theory and what it shows. Pupils look at animation of how the particles of solids, liquids and gases actually move.

Explaining what a model in science is and how it is used to explain the properties of matter

Week 17 10th January

1. Changing state Describe the changes state.

Demonstration of changes of state is done with boiling water and ice. Terms used are explained.

Pupils look at the correct way to read volume of liquids in a measuring cylinder as well reading temperature.

Pupils observe the boiling water and the ice melting.

Questions 1-2 on Page 73

2. Explaining changes of state Know how to use particle theory to explain changes of state.

Teacher shows a video animation of the movement of particles as they change from one state of matter to another.

Heating, boiling, melting and freezing is demonstrated in this way as well.

Questions 1 and 2 page 73

3. Explaining changes of state Know how to use particle theory to explain changes of state.

Pupils complete Questions 1-4 on Page 75 and Questions 5-6 on Page 7

Explanation of the different terms are reinforced and the aspects that could be chosen by students for their classwork poster.

The particle theory, movement of particles, properties of solids, liquids or gases is examples that can be chosen.

4. Graphs How to read a graph and draw a line of best fit.

A video animation is shown of how to draw a line of best fit.

Teacher explains step by step the process involved. Students then complete an activity drawing a line of best fit and analyzing results.

5. Heating a liquid Know how to record data and plot a graph.

Teacher does an experiment showing the temperature changes as water boils.

Pupils observe and assist in reading the temperatures during the investigation.

Pupils read temperature and record the data in a table.

Pupils then draw a line graph and answer questions A1 to A3 on page 74.

Classroom expectations:

1. Be on time for every lesson.

2. Follow the school guidelines upon entering and leaving the classroom,.

3. Complete all bellwork and classwork activities. If classwork is not completed it becomes homework.

4. Respect every individual in the class.

TERM 2 weightings

Short assessments and classwork 50%

Project and assignments 20%

Tests 30%