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Science has three interrelated strands: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills which provide students with understanding, knowledge and skills to develop a scientific view of the world.
This Term we will be doing a lot of experimenting. This means lots of hands on experiences paired with procedure and practical report writing. We will be getting the students to ask their own questions and then complete investigations to find their own answers and draw their own conclusions.
Students will learn about "fair" and "unfair" tests as well as "variables" and "constants" in experiments.
We have an expo planned for next term (science week) showcasing the students' work in science so towards the end of term 2, this will be a major focus.
We have many fun experiments planned for this term including bath fizzers, melting ice, creating gases and testing different types of fabrics and thinking about their uses.
Term 2 Overview - Chemical Science
Reception: Objects are made of materials that have observable properties
Year 1: Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways
Year 2: Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose
Year 3: A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat
Year 4: Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use
Year 5: Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways
Year 6: Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible
Year 7: Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques