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]
See the exam timetable below
Calendar of events
22 to 26 April
- Neutralisation Know that acids and alkalis react with each other and that the process is called neutralization.
The process of neutralization is explained to the pupils. Explaining how neutralization works in our bodies and how it is treated. Examples of stings are used [bee, jelly fish, wasp] and how it is treated.
2. Neutralisation in action. Investigating acids and alkalis
How to plan an investigation. Looking at the process involved to choose a question and variables.
3. Revision questions
Workbook questions are completed and the End of Unit questions.
4. Revision worksheets
Pupils complete revision worksheets and questions.
5. Revision video
Bill Nye video of acid and alkalis and other experiments.
29 April To 3 May
- Seeing forces Know that a force on a stationary object can cause it to move or change direction, or speed.
Introduction into forces. What are the effects of forces? Practical examples in class are shown. How are forces measured?
How are the force arrows used in diagrams and what do they show? Pupils speak about what happens when you kick a ball, squeeze a balloon. The effects are what you can see happening. How do magnets attract or repel. Pupils speak about what the arrows on the diagrams represent
2. Forces big and small Know how to measure forces
Introduction into the unit for measuring forces. Speak about other measuring units that students know.
The force meter is shown and demonstrated as to how to use it. The unit of force is mentioned. Picturing a force: Practical; Magnetic attraction. Activity 9.2 A is completed and students compare answers.
3.Weight- the pull of gravity Know about the relationship between mass, weight and gravity
Explaining weight and gravity using practical examples as well as the unit of measurement. Pupils discuss the difference between weight and gravity before doing practical measuring and calculation of weight and gravity.
Explaining what mass is and the unit associated with mass
Investigating the stretch of a spring p 178.
Practical Discussion: Bending a ruler p179. The amount of bend that the ruler makes is measured. The ruler is clamped and weights are added.
4. Friction an important force Know all about the force of friction.
The importance of friction is discussed and it is mentioned how friction can make our lives difficult and how it can make our lives easy.
What happens to the two surfaces when they rub against each other?
How can lubricants help
5. Friction an important force Know all about the force of friction.
Recap of the important points from yesterday’s lesson.
Pupils then do an activity. Pupils complete a workbook activity based on yesterday’s lesson
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 3 weightings
Short assessments and classwork 30%
Project and assignments 20%