Science Year 7

Welcome

Welcome to Science in the Secondary school. We hope you all had an enjoyable and restful summer break and are ready to face the excitement of science in the secondary school.

Teachers : Ms Lubna [7-2 and 7-6]

Ms Lamyaa [7-1, 7-3 and 7-5]

Mr Greg [7-4 and 7-7]

Year 7 Science Curriculum Guide 2018-2019.docx

Assessment Planner Term 2


December

06 Unit 10 Energy CW 1: Short assessment Similar to EOU questions

04 Assessment CW 2: Practical: Record results in a table and draw a graph: Activity 10;2...Page 146

09 Unit 5 States of matter

16 AP 1: Project about Solids, liquids or gas. Computer PPT

January

06 Unit 6 Start: Material properties

13 AP: 1 Materials project completed in class

23 Test 1 Unit 5 and 6

27 Unit 3: Living things in their environment

February

03 Unit 3: Living things in their environment

10 CW 4: Food chains activity

13-16 Mid-term Break

20-24 Unit 11; Earth and beyond

25 February : Test 2 Unit 3


25 February: Year 7 Test Revision Unit 3

Explain how adaptations helps animals to survive in different environments. Pg 38 & 39

Answer questions about the food web and food chain. Pg 40-41

Draw a bar chart from given information.

Know about migration, hibernation and examples of animals. Notes and Powerpoint on google classroom.

Know about the terms used in food webs. Producer, consumer, predator, prey, herbivore and carnivore. Notes and Powerpoint on google classroom.

Know how to write a food chain. Pg 40

Know about renewable and non-renewable energy.Pg 50-51 Powerpoint on google classroom.

Know about conservation pg 48, air and water pollution Pg 44 and the Ozone layer Pg 46. Powerpoint on google classroom.


Assessment weighting for term 2:

2 Tests = 40% 3 Classworks/Short assessment = 30% 1 Practical = 10% 1 Projects/Assignments = 20%

Calendar of events

Week 22

03 to 07 February

1. Pollution Know examples of how humans cause water pollution air pollution.

Start the lesson with a brain-storming session on pollution. Try to build a definition based on what students say. Discuss water pollution and what the causes thereof are. Discuss air pollution and what the causes thereof are.

Prepare to complete activity 3.4 How acid rain affects bean seedlings?

Questions 1–4 in the Course book pg 45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWvbui6ook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP3pbh_-pu8


2. Ozone depletion Know the role of the ozone layer.

Start by explaining the difference between global warming and ozone depletion Explain also that the whole in the ozone differs from place to place.

A video is shown of how the ozone hole was formed and how it is now being repaired.

Questions 1–8 in the Course book pg 46-47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RMD88DNaGk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXV6ppONgUk


3. Conservation How humans can reduce damage to the environment?

Teacher explains methods of how pollution can be reduced. Landfill sites are shown in video.

Preservation of habitats is also explained and examples of preservation areas are discussed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_eApyjB8sM


4. Energy resources Know examples of renewable and non-renewable energy resources.

A discussion on what non-renewable energy is and the fossil fuels as examples.

Pupils are shown how these were formed and from what.

A discussion on what renewable energy is and the examples thereof.


5. Science Fair Students work on their science fair projects.

Week 22

03 to 07 February

1-2 Science Fair Students work on their science fair projects.

3-5 Midterm break

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.