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Year 8

Year 8 - These are the units of work you will study in science

Autumn 1

Health and Lifestyle

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.

Periodic Table

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

  1. Create a revision style guide to explain how groups and periods have been developed.  Your guide should be interesting and easy to understand.

You can use the following websites to help you:

YouTube:How the elements are laid out in the periodic table

YouTube:Mendeleev and the Periodic Table

  1. Write a letter to Mendeleev that describes the differences between the early Periodic tables and our current Periodic table.

Explain why the Periodic table has changed throughout the years.

You can use the following websites to help you.

Dynamic Periodic Table

Royal Society of Chemistry –Periodic Table (interactive)

University of Nottingham – The Periodic Table of Videos

  1. Prepare a short video presentation to show how the periodic table is useful in understanding patterns in the properties of elements.
  2. Write a song or rap to help you remember the first 20 elements. Hint – make it as catchy as possible to help you learn them!

Electricity

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

  1. Drawing Circuits- Draw a selection of circuits using the symbols you have learnt in the lesson- You can use home study support sheet to help you think of circuits to draw.
  2. Electricity True or False - Go through the electricity true or false questions on home study sheet 2 and then if the sentence is false make corrections to it.
  3. Electricity Extension - Home study work sheet 3 has a selection of higher level questions to stretch and challenge the most able
  4. Magnetism Problems - Home study work sheet 4 has a selection of problems for you to apply your knowledge of magnets to. Have a look at the problems and see how creative you can be with your solutions.
  5. Electromagnets - Home study sheet 5 has a series of questions about an investigation into electromagnets- Answer these questions in as much detail as possible.

Autumn 2

Health and Lifestyle

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.

Separations

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

  1. Mixtures Venn Diagram - See C2C2 1 Activity Sheet
  2. Plan an Investigation – See  C2C2 2 Support Sheet for Additional Information
  3. Design a Filtration Model – See  C2C2 3 Support Sheet for Additional Information
  4. Design a Water Still – See C2C2 4 Support Sheet for Additional Information
  5. Separating Mixtures Review – See C2C2 5 Activity Sheet
  6. Chromatography Leaflet – See C2C2 6 Support Sheet for Additional Information

Electricity

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

  1. Drawing Circuits - Draw a selection of circuits using the symbols you have learnt in the lesson- You can use home study support sheet to help you think of circuits to draw.
  2. Electricity True or False- Go through the electricity true or false questions on home study sheet 2 and then if the sentence is false make corrections to it.
  3. Electricity Extension - Home study work sheet 3 has a selection of higher level questions to stretch and challenge the most able
  4. Magnetism Problems - Home study work sheet 4 has a selection of problems for you to apply your knowledge of magnets to. Have a look at the problems and see how creative you can be with your solutions.
  5. Electromagnets - Home study sheet 5 has a series of questions about an investigation into electromagnets- Answer these questions in as much detail as possible.

Spring 1

 

Ecosystems

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

  1. Design a Greenhouse – See B2C2 1 Support Sheet for additional information.
  2. Design a food making machine – See B2C2 2 Support sheet for additional information.
  3. Sell a fertiliser- See B2C2 3 Support Sheet for additional information.
  4. Write a Chemosynthesis Rap – See B2C2 4 Support Sheet for additional information.
  5. Produce an Aerobic Respiration Poster – See B2C2 5 Support Sheet for additional information.
  6. Draw an Anaerobic Products Cartoon – See B2C2 6 Support Sheet for additional information.
  7. Build a Food Web – See B2C2 7 Support Sheet for additional information.
  8. Describe an Ecosystem – See B2C2 8 Support Sheet for additional information.
  9. Make Top Trump Cards for a Habitat – See B2C2 9 Support Sheet for additional information

Metals

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

  1. Produce a worksheet to teach other students how to name the salts produced when metals and acids react.
  2.  Write a paragraph to explain why some metals lose their shine over time but gold does not. Include examples of other metals and use word and formula equations. Include state symbols.
  3. Write a mnemonic to help you remember the reactivity series of metals.
  4. Draw a cartoon to describe and explain what happens during a displacement reaction. - See C2C3 4 Support Sheet for Additional Information
  5. Produce an information sheet for a local museum on how metals were extracted and used in the past. - See C2C3 5 Support Sheet for Additional Information
  6. Write a newspaper article about a polymer of your choice. - See C2C3 6 Support Sheet for Additional Information

Energy

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

  1. Calculate the energy used in a day - Use the support sheet to calculate the energy you use in a day based on the activities you do.
  2. Energy Transfers - Use the support sheet to show everyday energy transfers. Think of some everyday examples of where energy is transferred and where it is dissipated. One example of this is included on the support sheet.
  3. Heat Transfers - Use the support sheet to complete the task on explaining how heat is transferred.
  4. Energy Saving - Produce a presentation/poster illustrating the ways in which we can make savings on energy bills. The support sheet includes information to include.
  5. Power Rating - Using the support sheet to gather information on the power ratings of appliances in the home.
  6. Energy and Efficiency- Work through the worksheet attached

Spring 2

 

 

Ecosystems

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

  1. Design a Greenhouse – See B2C2 1 Support Sheet for additional information.
  2. Design a food making machine – See B2C2 2 Support sheet for additional information.
  3. Sell a fertiliser- See B2C2 3 Support Sheet for additional information.
  4. Write a Chemosynthesis Rap – See B2C2 4 Support Sheet for additional information.
  5. Produce an Aerobic Respiration Poster – See B2C2 5 Support Sheet for additional information.
  6. Draw an Anaerobic Products Cartoon – See B2C2 6 Support Sheet for additional information.
  7. Build a Food Web – See B2C2 7 Support Sheet for additional information.
  8. Describe an Ecosystem – See B2C2 8 Support Sheet for additional information.
  9. Make Top Trump Cards for a Habitat – See B2C2 9 Support Sheet for additional information

Metals

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

  1. Produce a worksheet to teach other students how to name the salts produced when metals and acids react.
  2. Write a paragraph to explain why some metals lose their shine over time but gold does not. Include examples of other metals and use word and formula equations. Include state symbols.
  3. Write a mnemonic to help you remember the reactivity series of metals.
  4. Draw a cartoon to describe and explain what happens during a displacement reaction. - See C2C3 4 Support Sheet for Additional Information
  5. Produce an information sheet for a local museum on how metals were extracted and used in the past. - See C2C3 5 Support Sheet for Additional Information
  6. Write a newspaper article about a polymer of your choice. - See C2C3 6 Support Sheet for Additional Information

Energy

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

  1. Calculate the energy used in a day - Use the support sheet to calculate the energy you use in a day based on the activities you do.
  2. Energy Transfers - Use the support sheet to show everyday energy transfers. Think of some everyday examples of where energy is transferred and where it is dissipated. One example of this is included on the support sheet.
  3. Heat Transfers - Use the support sheet to complete the task on explaining how heat is transferred.
  4. Energy Saving - Produce a presentation/poster illustrating the ways in which we can make savings on energy bills. The support sheet includes information to include.
  5. Power Rating - Using the support sheet to gather information on the power ratings of appliances in the home.
  6. Energy and Efficiency

Summer 1

Adaptation

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

  1. Complete the Extinction web quest
  2. Complete the worksheet on squirrels, adaptation and competition
  3. Complete the worksheet on Adapting to change
  4. Complete the worksheet on Variation
  5. Complete the worksheet on Continuous and discontinuous variation
  6. Complete the worksheet on Inheritance
  7. Complete the worksheet on Natural selection
  8. Complete the worksheet on Extinction 

Earth

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

  1. Make a model to show the structure of the Earth. You will need to research the 4 different layers that the Earth is made from.
  2. Research the effect of weathering on sedimentary rocks. Use this research to write a newspaper article warning people about the problems of erosion for residents living in houses built near rock faces.
  3. Create a comic strip to show the different stages in the formation of rocks. Use sheet C2C4 – the earth-sedimentary formation.
  4. Compare igneous and metamorphic rocks. Use sheet C2C4 3 Venn diagram.
  5. Design a colourful flowchart to show the different stages in the rock cycle. Use sheet C2C4 4 Rock cycle to help you.

Motion and Pressure

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

  1. Complete the worksheet about world record holders (P2C3 1 support sheet Speed)
  2. Complete the questions and plot a graph using the distance time graphs worksheet (P2C3 2 support sheet distance time graph)
  3. Complete the questions about gas pressure on the worksheet (P2C3 3 support sheet gas pressure)
  4. Complete the questions about water pressure on the worksheet (P2C3 4 Support sheet water pressure)
  5. Complete the calculations of pressure on the worksheet to see which piñata will pop first. (P2C3 5 Support sheet pressure calculations)
  6. Complete the questions about moments on the worksheet. (P2C3 6 Support sheet Moments)

 

Summer 2

 

Adaptation

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

  1. Complete the Extinction web quest
  2. Complete the worksheet on squirrels, adaptation and competition
  3. Complete the worksheet on Adapting to change
  4. Complete the worksheet on Variation
  5. Complete the worksheet on Continuous and discontinuous variation
  6. Complete the worksheet on Inheritance
  7. Complete the worksheet on Natural selection
  8. Complete the worksheet on Extinction 

Earth

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

  1. Make a model to show the structure of the Earth. You will need to research the 4 different layers that the Earth is made from.
  2. Research the effect of weathering on sedimentary rocks. Use this research to write a newspaper article warning people about the problems of erosion for residents living in houses built near rock faces.
  3. Create a comic strip to show the different stages in the formation of rocks. Use sheet C2C4 – the earth-sedimentary formation.
  4. Compare igneous and metamorphic rocks. Use sheet C2C4 3 Venn diagram.
  5. Design a colourful flowchart to show the different stages in the rock cycle. Use sheet C2C4 4 Rock cycle to help you.

Motion and Pressure

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

  1. Complete the worksheet about world record holders (P2C3 1 support sheet Speed)
  2. Complete the questions and plot a graph using the distance time graphs worksheet (P2C3 2 support sheet distance time graph)
  3. Complete the questions about gas pressure on the worksheet (P2C3 3 support sheet gas pressure)
  4. Complete the questions about water pressure on the worksheet (P2C3 4 Support sheet water pressure)
  5. Complete the calculations of pressure on the worksheet to see which piñata will pop first. (P2C3 5 Support sheet pressure calculations)
  6. Complete the questions about moments on the worksheet. (P2C3 6 Support sheet Moments)