Science

Objectives:

Biology

- Understand how multicellular organisms are organised in order to carry out the 7 life process.
- Understand how humans become sexually mature and how animals reproduce sexually, in an assisted way and how they give birth.
- Understand how muscles and bones bring about movement in the body and understand how drugs affect the body.
- Understand what an ecosystem is and how variation and adaptation in organisms and changes in their environment contribute to creating an ecosystem.

Chemistry

- Understand how particles interact and describe methods for purifying substances.
- Describe real life uses of acids and alkalis, and predict the products of a neutralisation reaction.
- Name the three states of matter and use data to describe the properties of particles in each state.
- Use knowledge of atoms to describe the substances which make up the world in which we live.

Physics

- Investigate how and why energy is stored/transferred and the uses of stored and renewable energy.
- Investigate voltage, current and resistance in series and parallel circuits.
- Understand how forces can be calculated.
- Investigate how sound is caused by vibrations can be shown as waves and measured.


Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Being a scientist

Cells, tissues, organs and systems

The particle model

Energy

Sexual reproduction in animals

Mixtures and separation

Forces

One of the following topics from previous term:

- Sexual reproduction
- Mixtures and separation
- Forces

Muscles and bones

Atoms, elements and compounds

Electricity

Ecosystems

Acids and bases

Sound

Time

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Being a scientist

Cells tissues, organs and systems

- Life processes
- Organs
- Tissues
- Cells
- Organs systems

The particle model

- Mixtures
- Particles
- Brownian motion
- Diffusion
- Air Pressure

Energy

- Energy from food
- Energy transfers and stores
- Fuels
- Other energy resources
- Using resources

Sexual reproduction in animals

- Animal sexual reproduction
- Reproductive organs
- Becoming pregnant
- Gestation and birth
- Growing up

Mixtures and separation

- Mixtures
- Solutions
- Evaporation
- Chromatography
- Distillation

Forces

- Different forces
- Springs
- Friction
- Pressure
- Balanced and unbalanced forces

Muscles and bones

- Muscles and breathing
- Muscles and blood
- The skeleton
- Muscles and moving
- Drugs

Atoms, elements and compounds

- The air we breathe
- Earth’s elements
- Brownian motion
- Making compounds
- Chemical reactions

Electricity

- Switches and current
- Models for circuits
- Series and parallel circuits
- Changing the current
- Using electricity

Ecosystems

- Variation
- Adaptations
- Effects of the environment
- Effects on the environment
- Transfers of energy and poisons

Acids and bases

- Hazards
- Indicators
- The pH scale
- Neutralisation
- Neutralisation in everyday life

Sound

- Making sounds
- Moving sounds
- Detecting sounds
- Using sound
- Comparing waves