Science

Yr9 – learners will be studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics over the year which will include investigation skills.
• Biology 9A – In the greenhouse
• Biology 9B – From Cells to extinction
• Chemistry 9A  – Energy in Chemistry
•  Chemistry 9B – Carbon Chemistry
•  Physics 9A – Invisible physics
• Physics 9B – Waves

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand the word and symbol equation for photosynthesis

Know and understand the factors which effect the rate of photosynthesis

Know and understand the uses for glucose in a plant

Know and understand the different between animal and plant cells

Know and understand the function of the different plant organelles

Know and understand the causes extinction

Know and understand the importance of conservation

Key Activities / Homework’s Throughout the term learners will complete a range of activities which will include exam style questions, posters and scientific reports.

In the first half term learners will evaluate the impact of a unbalanced diet on health.

Learners will use their knowledge to investigate the rate of photosynthesis and the flow of the transpiration stream

Assessments Each half term all learners will complete an investigation write up task which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term. Each half term learners will complete an end of topic assessment
Suggest reading & support materials KS3 GCSE Bite size

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z4882hv

CGP KS3 Revision guides

Exploring Science 9

 

Science Quiz

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/science/

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand calorimetry

Know and understand the how the bonding between atoms effects the energy in reactions

Know and understand that crude oil is a mixture made from alkanes

Know and understand the structure of alkanes and alkenes

Know and understand how plastics are produced from crude oil and how the formation of them is linked to its properties

Know and understand the uses for the products from crude oil

Key Activities / Homework’s Throughout the term learners will complete a range of activities which will include exam style questions, posters and scientific reports.

In the first half term learners will evaluate the impact of a unbalanced diet on health.

Learners will use their knowledge to investigate the energy in different chemical reactions and the properties of different plastics

Assessments Each half term all learners will complete an investigation write up task which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term.

Each half term learners will complete an end of topic assessment

Suggest reading & support materials KS3 GCSE Bite size

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z4882hv

CGP KS3 Revision guides

Exploring Science 9

 

Science Quiz

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/science/

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand the electromagnetic spectrum

Know and understand the practical uses for the waves of the electromagnetic spectrum

Know and understand the different radiation partials

Know and understand the structure of a wave

Know and understand the Doppler effect

Know and understand diffraction

Key Activities / Homework’s Throughout the term learners will complete a range of activities which will include exam style questions, posters and scientific reports.

In the first half term learners will evaluate the impact of a unbalanced diet on health.

Learners will use their knowledge to investigate sound waves

Assessments Each half term all learners will complete an investigation write up task which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term.

Each half term learners will complete an end of topic assessment

Suggest reading & support materials KS3 GCSE Bite size

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z4882hv

CGP KS3 Revision guides

Exploring Science 9

 

Science Quiz

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/science/