Great news! Summer’s here … well maybe, as long as those clouds lift and the temperature gets above 20oC!  So, that’s another year under your belt – was it a belter or a bit of a cringer?

Whatever, it will have been a year of challenges – lots of new stuff and maybe other topics that you’ve never really ‘got’ – well, isn’t it about time we got that sorted, huh?  What’s coming next year?  You’re going to be in the year above and are you going to get more new stuff?  Of course!  So how vital is it that you get those foundations well and truly sorted so you can build solidly on them?

Mega important!  So, what to do with those tough areas that make you squirm inside, go hot and cold when you know there’s a test coming up, give you a right headache?  It’s that time – time to focus on those scary areas, the ones you find difficult, because what’s the result when you have got them sorted?  Joy!  They’re not scary anymore!  In fact – they might even become easy-peasy!  WooHoo!  So, here at EdPlace, we’re committed to helping you build those science-y foundations good and strong and so we’ve highlighted some common areas that students struggle with and guess what?  We’re also giving you links to worksheets that’ll really help you to blast these scary topics out of the water and get you on to the good, solid dry land of “Oh, I get it!”  Now, wouldn’t that be a-mazing?  Let’s go for it …

… so here are some of the typical areas that young scientists often struggle with – to be honest there’s nothing really difficult there but often some stuff needs a little more time and a bit more working at before you ‘get’ it – right?

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BIOLOGY STUFF…

  • Cells and cell structure
  • Enzymes and digestion
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Flower structure and function
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration

CHEMISTRY STUFF…

  • Different types of Reaction
  • Chemical Equations

PHYSICS STUFF…

  • Particle model of matter
  • Electrical power rating
  • Energy Transfer
  • Properties of Waves
  • Colour and Light
  • Current, voltage, resistance
  • Seasons

Key Stage 3 Science Activities

Key Stage 4 Science Activities

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Now, there’s one really vital thing to remember about science – it’s FFFUUUNNNN!!!  Yes, really!  All the cool stuff you really love – everything comes out of a sciency background, so it’s really not scary and definitely worth getting to know about.  Just to prove that’s true, how about checking out some of these fun experiments/ideas that are linked to some of the areas Eddie has listed above.  Don’t believe me – go on, I challenge you!

ENJOY!

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Julian

Written by Mr Berkeley, our science teacher. Mr Berkeley’s summer learning top tip is:
“Science is all around you so make it come to life.  See if you can find out WHY stuff happens and then tell your family all about it”