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Science - Year 8

Lesson

Topic

1

Solar system and planets

Gravity

Weight

Day / Night

2

Seasons

Resultant forces

Calculating speed

3

Interpreting distance time graphs

Drawing distance time graphs

Relative motion

4

Cells recap - Genetic material DNA

Research Scientists - Watson, Crick and Franklin

Extraction of DNA

Sexual and Asexual Reproduction (1)

Sexual and Asexual Reproduction (2) 

5

Variation

Genetic variation

Genetic crosses - making super heroes

 6

Continuous and discontinuous variation

Diggin' our diversity

Populations, communities and environment

7

Natural selection

Endangerment and extinction

Biodiversity

 8

Conservation or conservation careers (1)

Conservation or conservation careers (1)

 9

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table Development  

Definitions of Elements 

Definitions of Compounds 

10

Ceramics

Composites 

The History of the Atom 

11

Structure of the Atom 

Mass number and atomic number - Part 1

Mass number and atomic number - Part 2

Electronic configuration 

12

Chemical Formula 

Metals and Non-Metals  

 

13

Metal Properties - Metals and Non Metals 

Metal Properties 

Alkali Metals 

14

Revision - Part 1

Revision - Part 2

15

Energy resources 

Fuels Investigation - Energy Transfers

Fuels Investigation - Anne Easley 

16

Fuels Investigation - Burning Foods 

Renewable Energy 

Energy in Foods 

17

Energy stores and shifts

Energy transfers and power

Quantifying energy change

18

Calculating energy bills

Heat v temp

Thermal equilibrium 

19

HSW accuracy/precision 

Conduction 

Convection 

Radiation 

20

Energy stores and transfers - Part 1

Energy stores and transfers - Part 2

End of topic review 

21

Indicators of a chemical reaction

Oxidation

22

Combustion

Complete and incomplete combustion

 23

Metals and acids

Chemical reactions

Neutralisation 

24

Chemical reactions

Antacid investigation analysis and conclusion

25

Acids and metal carbonates

Thermal decomposition

26

Reactivity series 

Displacement

Revision 

27

Plant roots

Photosynthesis 

Uses of glucose 

Rate of photosynthesis

28

The leaf

Transport in plants

Plants and the atmosphere

Plants as food

29

Mid-topic review

Application of knowledge 

Review - Part 2 

30

Food chains and webs

Representing food chains

Decay

Impacts on food webs

31

Random sampling

Estimating populations

Classifying living organisms

Adaptation

32

Biodiversity 

Revision - Part 1

Revision - Part 2

 

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