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Year 7

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Year 7 - These are the units of work you will study in science

Half Term

Unit of Work

Home Study

 

 

 

Autumn 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Particles

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Use the internet or library to research a material of your choice. Write a summary of its properties and uses.
  2. Using toy building bricks is a simple way of showing how individual particles build up to form substances. Can you suggest another model, perhaps using an everyday situation, which you think may be a good way of modelling how individual particles build up into substances? Applying your knowledge of the particle model, identify a strength and a weakness of your suggested model.
  3. Design a poster or construct a model to illustrate the 3 states of matter: solid, liquid and gas.
  4. Use the internet or library to find out how we make roads safer during freezing weather conditions. Try and find a scientific explanation for anything you find.
  5. Complete the homework worksheets Particles 1 & 2.
  6. Is hot or cold water best for making tea? Use ideas about particles and diffusion to explain your answer in as much detail as possible:
  7. Explain why fizzy drinks spray when they are opened. Use ideas about particles and gas pressure in your answer.

Forces

Complete at least 3 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

Use the Forces independent study booklet to help you complete the following tasks:

  1. Squashing and stretching: Find out how springs are used in the real world
  2. Drag and friction: how does sportswear make athletes faster?
  3. Forces at a distance: Discovering the International Space Station
  4. Balanced and unbalanced forces: Drawing force diagrams in everyday life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2

 

 

 

Cells

 

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Create a 3D model representation of a plant or animal cell.Select the type of cell you plan to model. Then make a brief list of the organelles (mini organs) present in your cell. Research the appearance and function of each of these ‘mini organs’. Use your artistic and creative abilities to create a 3D cell model. (The best ones will go on display) Full information available on the support sheet.
  2. Research the history of the microscop. Using the support sheet research the history of the microscope and how they have improved the design over time.
  3. Present a selection of specialised cells and fully label them. Research a selection of different specialised cells - include a full description of the structure of the cells and their function. This can be presented in any format, Drawing, PPT, etc.
  4. Complete Homework Sheet on Plant and Animal cells. Download the sheet and complete the activities
  5. Research movement in and out of a cell.Using the support sheet to research how substances move in and out of a cell.
  6. Create a glossary of the key terms. Use the template to create a glossary of the key terms in cell biology.

Element and Atoms

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Prepare a Facebook profile for an element, imagining it was a person. It should outline the element's wonderful qualities, where it is useful, and how it can be found.
  2. Research a variety of chemical elements found on the Earth. Use your research to prepare a presentation about the elements. You will need to access the WebQuest for your homework
  3. Create a model to explain the difference between elements, atoms and compounds.
  4. Make a presentation containing five PowerPoint slides about the elements. (make sure your presentation is interesting for other people and include a picture on every slide)
  5. Complete the Mendeleev workshee

Sound

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Transverse/ Longitudinal waves home study task
  2. Wave Speed home study task
  3. Wave home study task
  4. How we hear home study task
  5. Ultrasound and echo home study sheet
  6. Student sheet checkpoint revision sheet

 

Spring 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body Functions

 

 

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Complete the MRS GREN Challenge – See B1C2 1 Support Sheet for additional information.
  2. Design a Submarine - See B1C2 2 Support Sheet for additional information.
  3. Design a Breathing Machine – See B1C2 3 Support Sheet for additional information.
  4. Research Skeletons and make a poster - See B1C2 4 Support Sheet for additional information.
  5. Produce a leaflet to inform people about hip replacements – See B1C1 5 Support Sheet for additional information.
  6. Make a Muscle Model – See B1C1 6 Support Sheet for additional information.

Reactions

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Reactions Home study task
  2.  Word equations Home study task
  3.  Energy in reactions Home study task
  4. Decomposition Home study task
  5. Conservation of mass Home study task
  6. Energy Transfer Home study task

Light

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Look around your home for different materials. Draw a table with three columns and write these three headings Transparent Translucent Opaque.
    1. List the names of different materials under the correct heading.
  2. Use a dictionary to find the meaning of these words. Write them in a list.
    1. Source Emit Reflect Luminous Transmit Transparent Translucent Opaque Vacuum
  3. Complete the activities on the drawing light rays worksheet. (Year 7 Light Sheet 1)
  4. Get a glass, fill it with water and place a ruler or pencil standing up in the water. Look at the pencil from different angles. Look at the part of the pencil that is under the water and the part of the pencil that is above the water.
    1. Draw a picture of what you see.
    2. Write a description of what you see.
    3. Write an explanation of why the pencil looks like this.
  5. Look in a book or on the internet for a diagram of the inside of an eye.
    1. Draw and label the eye.
    2. Write a sentence about each part of the eye to say what it does.
  6. Complete the “How do we see colour?” worksheet (Year 7 light sheet 2)

 

Spring 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reproduction

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Complete the worksheet 3.1 Adolescence.
  2. Produce a crossword based on the reproductive system for the rest of the class to complete. Make sure you include clues and an answer sheet.
  3. Research fertility treatments, particularly IVF (In-vitro fertilisation). Use your research to produce a leaflet that can be given to patients who are considering having IVF.
  4. Write a story to tell the journey of a sperm from being produced in the testes to fertilising a female egg cell.
  5. Write an account of the development of baby starting with the initial fertilisation of the egg by a sperm.
  6. Research seed dispersal and describe the different methods that plants use to disperse their seeds.
  7. Produce a labelled diagram of the fertilisation of a plant and the germination of a seed.

Acids and Alkalis

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Complete the acids and alkali worksheet
  2. Write a report on the hazard symbols you can find on chemical bottles around the home.      Include:
  • a sketch of the hazard symbol
  • a brief description of the hazard
  • Precautions to take when using substances with this hazard.(Make sure you are supervised by a responsible adult when doing this task)
  1. The pH of soil affects the plants that can grow. Conduct research on soil pH, soil-testing kits that  gardeners use, and how to change the pH of soil.
  • Use your research to prepare a leaflet for gardeners on soil pH and how to test it.
  • Making salts: What are the acids present in soils?
  • What is the name of the base used to neutralise soils?
  • What would the salts be called that are produced in this reaction?
  • What other products would be produced?
  • Write a short song or rap to answer these questions and write word equations for the neutralisation reactions that happen.
  1. Create a marketing poster for antacids explaining what they are used for and how they work.

Space

Complete at least 3 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Make a Model Satellite– See P1C4 1 Support Sheet for additional information.
  1. Make Top Trump Cards for our Solar System – See P1C4 2 Support Sheet for additional information.
  2. Make a Planet PowerPoint Presentation – See P1C4 3 Support Sheet for additional information.
  3. Produce a news report on Eclipses – See P1C4 4 Support Sheet for additional information.
  4. Write Postcards from different places on Planet Earth See P1C4 5 Support Sheet for additional information.
  5. Produce an information sheet on any object in the universe- See P1C4 6 Support Sheet for additional information
  6. Make a model Solar System – See P1C4 7 Support Sheet for additional information
  7. Use Oreos to map the phases of the moon- See P1C4 8 Support Sheet for additional information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reproduction

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Complete the worksheet 3.1 Adolescence.
  2. Produce a crossword based on the reproductive system for the rest of the class to complete. Make sure you include clues and an answer sheet.
  1. Research fertility treatments, particularly IVF (In-vitro fertilisation). Use your research to produce a leaflet that can be given to patients who are considering having IVF.
  2. Write a story to tell the journey of a sperm from being produced in the testes to fertilising a female egg cell.
  3. Write an account of the development of baby starting with the initial fertilisation of the egg by a sperm.
  4. Research seed dispersal and describe the different methods that plants use to disperse their seeds.
  5. Produce a labelled diagram of the fertilisation of a plant and the germination of a seed.

 

Acids and Alkalis

Complete at least 2 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Complete the acids and alkali worksheet
  2. Write a report on the hazard symbols you can find on chemical bottles around the home.
  3.       Include:
  • a sketch of the hazard symbol
  • a brief description of the hazard
  • Precautions to take when using substances with this hazard.

     (Make sure you are supervised by a responsible adult when doing this task)

  1. The pH of soil affects the plants that can grow. Conduct research on soil pH, soil-testing kits that  gardeners use, and how to change the pH of soil.
  • Use your research to prepare a leaflet for gardeners on soil pH and how to test it.
  • Making salts: What are the acids present in soils?
  • What is the name of the base used to neutralise soils?
  • What would the salts be called that are produced in this reaction?
  • What other products would be produced?
  • Write a short song or rap to answer these questions and write word equations for the neutralisation reactions that happen.
  1. Create a marketing poster for antacids explaining what they are used for and how they work.

Space

Complete at least 3 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Make a Model Satellite– See P1C4 1 Support Sheet for additional information.
  2. Make Top Trump Cards for our Solar System – See P1C4 2 Support Sheet for additional information.
  3. Make a Planet PowerPoint Presentation – See P1C4 3 Support Sheet for additional information.
  4. Produce a news report on Eclipses – See P1C4 4 Support Sheet for additional information.
  5. Write Postcards from different places on Planet Earth See P1C4 5 Support Sheet for additional information.
  6. Produce an information sheet on any object in the universe- See P1C4 6 Support Sheet for additional information
  7. Make a model Solar System – See P1C4 7 Support Sheet for additional information
  8. Use Oreos to map the phases of the moon- See P1C4 8 Support Sheet for additional information

Summer 2

 

Health and Life Style

Complete at least 3 of the following tasks – Any Support sheets and Worksheets can be collected from your teacher.

  1. Nutrients: Food labels - what’s in your food?
  2. Food: How do you test which drink is better?
  3. Diet: Are you easting healthily?
  4. Digestive system: Sandwich journey comic strip.
  5. Enzymes: Cartoon diagram of the lock and key mechanism.
  6. Alcohol and pregnancy poster.
  7. Smoking and disease information leaflet.