This short unit focuses on safety in the laboratory and introduces students to basic laboratory equipment.
This unit introduces ideas about acids, alkalis and indicators in the context of acid manufacture. There is also an introduction to ideas about risk assessment and hazard classification.
This unit takes a look at organ transplants; what they are, their history and why they are needed. Within this context, the concepts of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems are explored, together with the use of the microscope.
This unit uses sustainable living to introduce the idea that stores of energy are needed to make most things happen, and that burning fossil fuels to transfer energy is contributing to global warming. It goes on to look at ways of reducing our use of fossil fuels, and at alternative energy resources. It includes food as an energy store.
The main theme is fairgrounds and fireworks including associated issues of fire safety, pyrotechnics and explosions. There is development of some of the ideas on safety introduced in Unit 7E. The unit introduces the idea of chemical changes and includes work on key criteria for deciding whether a change has taken place. There is also an introduction to the reactions of acids with metals and limestone, and the tests for common gases.
This unit uses the context of household electrical wiring to cover the measurement of current in series and parallel circuits. It also looks at some of the uses and dangers of electricity, and at the idea of using models to help us to think about things.
This unit explores the uses of natural and modern reproductive strategies, in terms of saving endangered animals and human procreation.
This unit revises the concepts of forces and their effects and extends pupils’ knowledge of friction, gravity and speed. These ideas are presented using a theme of outdoor sports, such as climbing and kayaking, to link to ideas about forces, friction and floating.
This unit gets you to think about forces and their effects, and extends your knowledge of friction, gravity and speed. These ideas are presented using a theme of outdoor sports, such as climbing and kayaking, to link to ideas about forces, friction and floating.
This short unit looks at the properties of solids, liquids and gases, with a focus on the particle theory of matter.
This unit looks at how different sorts of waste are disposed of, and some of the problems this causes. Within this context the different properties of solids, liquids and gases and the implications of their handling and storage are considered, together with an introduction to the particle theory of matter.