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For revision on the energy unit please review these webpages.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/physics/energy_transfer_intro.shtml

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/generate_your_own_energy/how_renewable_energy_works

http://home.clara.net/darvill/altenerg/fossil.htm

http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter08.html

http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/fossilfuels.htm

 

 

Unit 14: Using Forces

Student Learning Outcomes – at the end of this unit, students should be able to: 

Understand the meaning of resultant force

Recognise a balanced force

Recall Newton’s 1st Law

Appreciate why triangular shapes and tubes are used in building structures

Differentiate between compression and tension

Relate elasticity and deformation to different materials

Explain Hooke’s Law

Calculating speed

Recognise acceleration and deceleration.

 

Unit 15: Elements

Student Learning Outcomes – at the end of this unit, students should be able to:

Differentiate between an element, mixture and a compound

Differentiate between atoms and molecules.

Techniques to separate and purify the components of mixtures.

Changes of state

Differentiate between a pure substance and a mixture.

Understand the principle behind the fractional distillation of crude oil.

Understand the use of symbols for elements and compounds.

Understand the properties of metals and non metals.

Understand the relationship between property of a material and its use.

Recall the chemical properties of metals.

Appreciate the idea of a reactivity series of metals.

Appreciate the idea of displacement reactions

 

 

 

Unit 17: Earth & Space

Student Learning Outcomes – at the end of this unit, students should be able to:

Know the sun changes altitude throughout the year.

Explain night and day as due to rotation of the Earth.

Explain the length of the year as orbital motion about the sun.

Explain how the seasons arise due to the tilt of the Earth.

Explain the motion of the moon and it’s phases.

Explain solar and lunar eclipses

Explain the origin of craters on the moon and estimate their size.

Name the 8 planets, their relative sizes, and their orbital positions.

Give the properties of the 8 planets.

Know our sun is a star

State the position of our sun within our galaxy

Know that the light year is a measure of distance

Appreciate the scale and structure of our local universe.

Give a simple explanation of the big bang theory of creation.

Build a telescope.