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KS3 ScienceYear 8Science SkillsName:Class:Teacher:The focus of this topic is to prepare you foryear 8 and GCSE science by practising thepractical, science and maths skills required tosucceed.In this topic you will learn about: Weight and gravity Animal adaptations Heat flow Combustion and the fire triangle DiffusionThis will prepare you for: Year 8 science GCSE Combined science GCSE Triple scienceKey epeatableAccuratePrecise

Task 1: Huddling planIn and On: What is the mean and range of the following sets of numbers?0.13, 0.12, 0.11, 0.15, 0.14, 0.1429, 36, 40, 38, 41Learning outcomes: Recap the methods of heat transfer Identify variables for an investigation Plan a practical with suitable controlsWhy is happening in this image? Why?The scientific method:1.2.3.4.5.6.Ask a questionE.g. Why is this tin heavy?Do some background researchFind out what types of objects are put in tins and what the tinis made from.Construct a HypothesisThe tin contains golden syrup as that is what is made by thiscompany.Test your hypothesis with an experimentShake the tinAnalyse your data and draw a conclusionThe sound made when I shook it doesn’t match what I wouldexpect from golden syrup.Report your findings.My hypothesis was incorrect.

What are the three methods of heat transfer? Web link shorturl.at/nvN02What are the main features of each of these methods of heat transfer?MethodDescription of how theheat is transferredWhat can it movethrough?Aim of practical:In this practical you will use test tubes with hot water to model heat transferin penguins. One test tube will be on its own whereas the other will besurrounded by others which have hot water in too.What will be the independent variable? (What will you change?)What will be the dependent variable? (What will you measure?)What are the control variables?(What will you keep the same to make it a fair test?)

Describe how you will carry out the experiment.(Name the key equipment you will use and talk about how you will measureyour results)Equipment list:Draw a diagram of the practical:

What is the hazard?How could it beHow will you reduce thedangerous?risk?PredictionPlenary – What do you think these science words are?

Lesson 2: Huddling investigation and resultsIn and On: What is the mode and median of the following sets of numbers?29, 36, 40, 38, 41, 40, 38, 400.13, 0.12, 0.11, 0.15, 0.14, 0.14Learning outcomes: Carry out a practical safely, following a method Report results in a suitable way Recap animal adaptationsWhat adaptations can you see?Sample resultsTemperature of separateTemperature of huddledtest tube (ºC)test tube 92942102438Time (mins)Draw a line graph of these sample results

Conclusion:Evaluation:Are penguins right to huddle together?

Plenary: What adaptations would you expect to see inanimals that live in warm conditions and cold conditions?Additional notes

Lesson 3: Cupcake cases planIn and On: Write the following numbers to the given number of significantfigures:29.4 to 2 sig. fig.31.56 to 3 sig. fig.0.1464 to 3 sig. fig.1.00 to 2 sig. fig.1004 to 2 sig. fig.Learning outcomes: Recap gravity Identify variables for an investigation Plan a practical with suitable controlsIf a bowling ball and a feather are dropped from the same height, which shouldhit the floor first? Why?What happened in the video?GravityWhat is mass?What is weight?What is gravity?What is the link between mass, weight and gravitational field strength?

What will be the independent variable? (What will you change?)What will be the dependent variable? (What will you measure?)What are the control variables?(What will you keep the same to make it a fair test?)Describe how you will carry out the experiment.(Name the key equipment you will use and talk about how you will measure your results)Equipment list:

What is the hazard?How could it beHow will you reduce thedangerous?risk?PredictionPlenary – What do you think these science words are?

Lesson 4: Cupcake cases investigation and resultsIn and On: Convert the units below:400mm in m20kJ in J3.5cV in V0.075MW in W5.62µA in ALearning outcomes: Carry out a practical safely, following a method Report results in a suitable way Describe terminal velocity and relate this to our practicalWhere would you have the smallest weight?Where would you have the smallest mass?Where would you have the greatest weight?What piece of equipment is used to measure mass?Results

Why did you choose to draw this typeof graph?Conclusion:Evaluation:How long would you expect 6 cupcake cases to fall?

Plenary: What is terminal velocity? How does it relate to thispractical?Additional notes

Lesson 5: Candles planIn and On: Write the following in standard form:64293610.123.64900042Learning outcomes: Recap combustion Identify variables for an investigation Plan a practical with suitable controlsWhat does fire need to burn?CombustionWhat does combustion mean?Complete the word equation for combustion:hydrocarbon oxygen Label on the products and the reactantsWhy is combustion called an oxidation reaction?

What will be the independent variable? (What will you change?)What will be the dependent variable? (What will you measure?)What are the control variables?(What will you keep the same to make it a fair test?)Describe how you will carry out the experiment.(Name the key equipment you will use and talk about how you will measure your results)Equipment list:

What is the hazard?How could it beHow will you reduce thedangerous?risk?PredictionPlenary – What do you think these science words are?

Lesson 6: Candles investigation and resultsIn and On: Complete the table below:Learning outcomes: Carry out a practical safely, following a method Report results in a suitable way Recap complete and incomplete combustionWhy did the candle go out?Where is this idea used?Results

Why did you choose to draw this typeof graph?Conclusion:Evaluation:

What are the different types of combustion?Write word equations for combustion:Plenary: Why are carbon monoxide detectors important?Additional notes

Lesson 7: Exercise planIn and On: Calculate the percentage change in the following examples:a)A student does two tests, in the first they score 40, in the second theyscore 45. What is the percentage change?b)An item is reduced in a shop from 42 to 33, what is the percentagechange in the cost?Learning outcomes: Recap the bodies response to exercise Identify variables for an investigation Plan a practical with suitable controlsWhat happens to our bodies when we exercise?Effects of exerciseWhy does breathing rate increase?Why does heart rate increase?How can we measure heart rate?How can we measure breathing rate?

What will be the independent variable? (What will you change?)What will be the dependent variable? (What will you measure?)What are the control variables?(What will you keep the same to make it a fair test?)Describe how you will carry out the experiment.(Name the key equipment you will use and talk about how you will measure your results)Equipment list:

What is the hazard?How could it beHow will you reduce thedangerous?risk?PredictionWhy might people react differently to exercise?Plenary – What do these key words mean?AnomaliesRepeatableControl

Lesson 8: Exercise investigation and resultsIn and On: Estimate the following:a)b)c)d)The weight of an appleThe weight of a manAverage running speedAverage car speedLearning outcomes: Carry out a practical safely, following a method Report results in a suitable way Recap respirationWhy does your heart rate and breathing rate increase during exercise?RespirationWhere does respiration happen in the body?What is the word equation for respiration?What is the balanced symbol equation for respiration?What is anaerobic respiration?

StudentPulse rate before exercise(beats per min)Pulse rate straightafter exercise(beats per min)Pulse rate twominutes afterexercise (beats permin)ABCDEWhy did you choose to draw this typeof graph?Conclusion:Evaluation:

Which of the people in your results is most likely to do regularexercise? Why?Plenary: How can you change your bodies response to exercise?What other things may impact your bodies response to exercise?Additional notes

Lesson 9: Diffusion planIn and On: Solve the following equations:x 4 6What is x?2y 7 14What is y?Solve these simultaneous equations:3a – b 122a b 13Learning outcomes: Recap diffusion Identify variables for an investigation Plan a practical with suitable controlsWhat is happening here?DiffusionGive some examples of things that diffuse:What is diffusion?Complete this diagram:

What will be the independent variable? (What will you change?)What will be the dependent variable? (What will you measure?)What are the control variables?(What will you keep the same to make it a fair test?)Describe how you will carry out the experiment.(Name the key equipment you will use and talk about how you will measure your results)Equipment list:

What is the hazard?How could it beHow will you reduce thedangerous?risk?PredictionPlenary – What do these key words mean?ContinuousDependentRandom error

Lesson 10: Diffusion investigation and resultsIn and On: What does this graph show?Learning outcomes: Carry out a practical safely, following a method Report results in a suitable way Introduce active transport and osmosisWhere does diffusion happen in the body?Results

Conclusion:Evaluation:Explain the result you got (link it to energy):

What are the three methods of transport in cells?What is the difference between diffusion and osmosis?What is the difference between active transport and diffusion?Plenary: Minerals moving into a root hair cell, is an example of whattype of transport? Why?Additional notes

Lesson 11: Presenting scientific resultsIn and On: What type of graph is this? Why do we use this graph?Learning outcomes: Understand how scientists present their results Present scientific resultsMatch the scientific research to the scientist:Universal Law of Gravitation (1687)ArchimedesUncertainty Principle (1927)Stephen HawkingSpecial relativity (1905) and general relativity(1915)Isaac NewtonBuoyancy Principle (250 BC)WernerHeisenbergEvolution by natural selection (1859)Albert EinsteinBlack hole theory (1974)Charles DarwinComplete the mind map below:How doscientists reporttheir research?Checklist for today’s lesson Title Aim Background Method

Lesson 12: Presenting scientific resultsIn and On: 2000 people were asked what their favourite colour was. How manypeople chose pink, blue and green?B 45%G 23%Learning outcomes: Understand how scientists present their results Present scientific resultsMatch the scientific research to the science teacher:Discovery of discodermolide as a potential cancertreatmentMrs WilsonInducing stem cell differentiation using syntheticretinoidsMr CareyProduction of microbubbles in microfluidic devicesDefining the link between epidermal patterningand auxin responsivenessDr HomerDr NorcliffeStudying the behavior of lions during theintegration of two pridesMiss NettletonSimulation of Jupiter’s moonsMrs SellersChecklist for today’s lesson Results (table, graph) Conclusion EvaluationWrite down two ways you could improve yourposter:-

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KS3 Science. Year 8. Science Skills. Name: _ Class: _ _ Teacher: _ The focus of this topic is to prepare you for year 8 and GCSE science by practising the practical, science and maths skills required to succeed. In this topic you will learn about: Weight and gravity Animal adaptations