S1-S2 Science

Introduction to parents

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Atmospheres

By the end of the topic I should be able to:

  1. Can prepare slides and view them correctly using a microscope.
  2. State that all living things are made up of cells.
  3. Identify and state the function of the main parts of a plant cell and animal cell.
  4. State the differences between a plant and animal cell.
  5. State the variety and function of other specialised cells.
  6. Label a diagram of a flower showing the male and female parts
  7. State that in plants, fertilisation occurs when male and female cells called pollen cells meet female cells called ovules to make seeds.
  8. State that eggs are female sex cells and sperm are male sex cells.
  9. State two differences between egg and sperm cells
  10. State that the developing embryo is protected in the womb
  11. describe the function of the placenta in providing oxygen and food and removing waste
  12. describe the difference between continuous and non-continuous variation
  13. explain the role of chromosomes and genes in inheritance

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Genetics and Reproduction

By the end of the topic I should be able to:

  1. Can prepare slides and view them correctly using a microscope.
  2. State that all living things are made up of cells.
  3. Identify and state the function of the main parts of a plant cell and animal cell.
  4. State the differences between a plant and animal cell.
  5. State the variety and function of other specialised cells.
  6. Label a diagram of a flower showing the male and female parts
  7. State that in plants, fertilisation occurs when male and female cells called pollen cells meet female cells called ovules to make seeds.
  8. State that eggs are female sex cells and sperm are male sex cells.
  9. State two differences between egg and sperm cells
  10. State that the developing embryo is protected in the womb
  11. describe the function of the placenta in providing oxygen and food and removing waste
  12. describe the difference between continuous and non-continuous variation
  13. explain the role of chromosomes and genes in inheritance

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Planet Earth

A First year science unit which allows learners to learn about and explore the resources from our planet.

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Planet Earth Study Guide   Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit you should:

  1. be able to use a timing device such as a stopwatch
  2. know a unit of time (seconds, minutes or hours etc)
  3. know that time taken for a pendulum to swing depends on its length
  4. know that electro statically charged objects can be attracted  together, or if made of the same material will repel each other
  5. know that static electricity will flow through a conductor as an  electrical current due to the movement of electrons
  6. know that a solution conducts electricity more easily than pure water
  7. know that a coil of wire carrying an electrical current can behave like a magnet
  8. be able to describe the formation of igneous and sedimentary rocks
  9. be able to describe some benefits and methods for recycling aluminium and steel cans
  10. be able to describe the basic motion of the planets in the solar  system
  11. be able to describe the planetary significance of a day and a year
  12. .be able to describe some supporting evidence for the possibility of  extraterrestrial life

Sesnses and Communication

One of the five S1 units, Senses and Communication allows learners  to investigate the physics and biology of communication.

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Knowledge Objectives

By the end of this theme pupils should be able to:

  1. state that all sounds are produced by vibrations
  2. state that the brain receives signals from the senses and controls the body.
  3. state that sound can travel through solids, liquids and gases but not a vacuum.
  4. describe how the speed of sound can be measured
  5. state that high pitched sounds have high frequencies and low  pitched sounds have low frequencies.
  6. identify the main parts of the ear (ear drum, small bones, cochlea and nerve to the brain)
  7. explain the functions of the main parts of the ear.
  8. state that we see objects when light reflects off them and reaches our eyes.
  9. identify the main parts of the eye (pupil, iris, lens, retina, nerve to the brain) .
  10. explain the functions of the parts of the eye.
  11. use a circuit diagram to represent a simple electrical circuit .
  12. state that a resistor reduces the current flowing in a circuit.
  13. state that resistance depends on the material of the conductor.
  14. state that resistance increases with the length of the conductor.

 

S2 Molecular Gastronomy

Molecular Gastronomy booklet