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Reproduction

DO

Why are pandas so difficult to breed? https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/panda-birth-rate.htm

Using the video links on the different stages of pregnancy draw a storyboard of the different stages and what happens with the foetus at these stages - up to week 37. https://www.babycentre.co.uk/c25004461/inside-pregnancy-videos

SEE

Body Worlds exhibition Piccadilly Circus.

WATCH

Lily flower dissection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eue0BV6VHvc 

Create a seed case and watch your plant grow http://jmgkids.us/kids-zone/jmgkidsweb/seed-case/

THINK

This is re-visited during the Year 8 AMA ‘Living Eggs’ chick project.

READ

The Human Body by Steve Parker published by DK and available to borrow from the LRC.

Electricity & Magnetism

DO

Research circuit breakers, how are they different from fuses, where would you find a circuit breaker and how are they used. https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zsfgr82/revision/6

Research how thermistors and LDR’s work (use the link to help you) 

SEE

Visit the Science Museum to see The Wonder Lab - electricity zone and the ‘Live Wire’ Show

WATCH

Simple experiments to do at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ljY6285CE

Some of the electricity and magnets science kits are really good.

THINK

Science Club.

READ

Books about Electricity - available in the Learning Resource Centre.

Atoms, Elements & Compounds

DO

Make and label a model of an atom.

Research and find out what is so interesting about the melting or boiling points of the following elements: gallium, mercury, iodine, and find out which element has the lowest melting point and the highest boiling point.

SEE

Go to the Science Museum and see the ‘Flash, Bang, Wallop’ Show and visit the Matter Zone in the Wonder Lab.

WATCH

Find out what indigestion is and how indigestion tablets work.

Extension: design and carry out at home a practical to find out which type of indigestion tablet works best on neutralising lemon juice or vinegar.

THINK

Various experiments in KS3 science clubs.

READ

The Element in the Room by Mike Barfield - available in the LRC.

Cells

DO

Make a model of a cell and add labels and descriptions of what the organelles do.

SEE

Center of the Cell Exhibition - the nearest tube is Whitechapel.

WATCH

Watch The Secret Life of the Cell documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn3eNoxQdL0 

THINK

If you have a microscope at home, prepare some slides to view cells under the microscope or turn a smart phone into a microscope using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpMTkr_aiYU 

Extract DNA from strawberries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojGRBQ2FjP8

READ

Read one of the many books in the LRC about Cells.
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