Science Year 7


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 1


02 Orientation, lab safety and data.

09 Unit 1 Start

16 Assessment CW 1: Practical

23 Assessment CW2: Classwork Short assessment


01 Unit 2 Start: Assessment Homework assignment AP 1: Cells Homework assignment

11 Test 1 Unit 1 Plants and humans as organisms and 2 Cells and organisms.

14 Microorganisms

21 Mid-term Break

28 Unit 8 Start: Assessment: CW3 Short assessment

Assessment Project AP 2: Rocks project


04 Assessment CW 4: Classwork activity: Analysing and presenting results

11 CW 5: Classwork Short assessment

18 Test 2 Unit 2, 8 and 10


Test revision for test 2 -Week of 18/11

Here is the revision points with pages:

Know about types of micro-organisms and growing micro-organisms activity 2.2, Page 22, 23

Conditions which increase micro-organism growth. Page 24

Know about the bread dough investigation, the variables and how to make a fair test. Act. 2.4B Page 27 and 37

Know about harmful micro-organisms. Page 28

Know the difference between a plant and animal cell and know the different types of special cells. Page 30, 32, 34

Know about metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rock as well as characteristics and examples of each type of rock.Page 108 to 113.

Know examples of physical, chemical and Biotic weathering. Page 114-115

Provide definitions of Erosion, Fragments, weathering, sediment, deposition. Page 116

Know the structure of the earth diagram and continental drift. Page 122

Assessment weighting for term 1:

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

Calendar of events

Week 11

4 to 8 November

1. Sedimentary rocks Know how sedimentary rock is formed. An explanation of how sedimentary rocks are formed is given and their properties are also explained while showing power point information.

Questions 1–4 Activity 8.4, Porous rocks, including Questions A1–A3

2. Metamorphic rock Know how metamorphic rock is formed.

An explanation of how metamorphic rocks are formed is given and their properties are also explained while showing power point information.

Pupils complete an interactive worksheet looking at different rocks and then recording the properties on their sheets.

3. Weathering Know about the different types of weathering and its effects.

What is weathering: Explanation and discussion. Different types of weathering is introduced. Chemical, Physical and Biotic.

Questions 1 to 6: Coursebook pg. 114 and 115

4. Moving rocks Know what happens to rocks as they move.

Explanation of how rock fragments are moved. Students look at what happens during the process of erosion, transportation and deposition

Students work in pairs to complete these activities which are then corrected. Questions 1–6

5.Organising data Know how to draw tables and bar charts

Students receive a lesson to refresh their memory on constructing tables and bar charts. This is in preparation for an assessment activity.

Week 12

11 to 15 November

1. Fossils Know about the fossil record and Know what fossils are.

Tracing fossils over a time line and looking at what the fossil record shows us and where fossils are formed.

What fossils are and what they tell us. Students look at how plant and animal fossils inform us about the past.

Students complete Questions 1–5 Questions 1–7

2. The structure of the earth Unit 8.10 Know about the earth’s structure.

Students look at the different layers that makes up the earth. The idea of continental drift and tectonic plates is explained as per Alfred Wegeners theory.

3.Organising data Know how to draw tables and bar charts

Students receive a lesson to refresh their memory on constructing tables and bar charts. This is in preparation for an assessment activity.

4. Assessment Classwork assessment: Data

A classwork assessment is completed based on the presentation of data and analysing it.

5. Test revision Revision

Revision about plants cells, animal cells, micro-organisms as well as what is important from unit 8. Students are given a guide as to what to study for the test.

Week 13

18 to 22 November

1. Using energy Know about the use of energy.

The idea that energy is needed to make things happen is presented to the students

Discussion on electricity and energy supplies.

2.Chemical stores of energy Examining the energy released by fuels.

Fuels are chemical stores of energy, released in a chemical reaction. Chemicals in batteries are explained.

Explaining the practical to the students.

3.Energy stores Know about potential energy

Elastic and Gravitational stores of energy. Explaining and demonstrating how this works with the use of toys.

Students complete Questions 1–4

4.Thermal energy Know about thermal energy. Teacher explains that Hot objects are thermal energy

Stores. How it is used and what happens to thermal energy?

Sharing thermal Energy practical is done.

Activity 10.4A. Teacher demonstrates the activity with students making predictions of what might happen.

5.Kinetic energy Know about what kinetic energy is. Teacher explains that Kinetic energy is the energy of a moving object. Looking at how kinetic energy increases or decreases.

The effect of friction on kinetic energy is discussed.

Activity 10.5 Students have to come up with ways to complete these.

Students complete Questions 1–3

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.