Science KS3 Year 7
Introduction to Laboratory Safety
Techniques into separating mixed solids, mixed liquids, salt solutions and suspensions are investigated. Students learn the meanings and processes of filtration, evaporation, magnetism, chromatography and solution. Students learn about these processes as solutions to real world problems.
Students carry out a series of investigations into the reactivity of metals, neutralisation and roles acids and alkalis play in our everyday lives.
They become familiar with the pH scale and hazards associated with acids, bases and alkaline metals. The Periodic Table is introduced to students in this topic.
Students take specific habitats and look at the physical adaptations of plants and animals that live there. Desert life also requires behavioural adaptations and how this affects the ecological communities that live there is explored. Food chains and webs are introduced to learners.
Broader elements of invasive species impacts are included, and students supply their survey data to the UK Ladybird Survey.
Students also research ways in which we can look after our health, including the consequences of smoking, narcotic’s and alcohol abuse.
Each module is assessed by; a short written test, verbal progress assessment or a project assignment.