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Science

 

Subject: Science Year Group: 8

 

Autumn Term

 

 

TOPICS

Biology : The Environment

 

Chemistry : Properties of Materials : Describing Materials

 

Physics : Magnets/Electromagnets

 

 

 

SOUTHCOTE STEPS ASSESSMENT

 

Biology

 

SS8

Aware some things are living / not living

Sequence 4 stages of the life cycle of a plant

Use a magnifying glass to look at plants and minibeasts

 

SS9

Animals - Observe and begin to group animals

Animals - Identify food that different animals will eat

 

SS10

Plants - Know the difference between plants and animals

Know common names of some fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals; be able to describe them

 

Chemistry

 

SS8

When describing materials use the terms ; transparent, opaque, magnetic, harder

Identify a range of objects made from plastic

Identify a range of objects made from metal

 

SS9

When describing materials use the terms ; transparent, opaque

Identify objects made of glass

Explore objects that are opaque/transparent

Explore objects that are bendy/not bendy

Explore and describe objects that are shiny / dull

Begin to sort objects into groups

 

Physics

 

SS8

Test the strength of a magnet

Can describe the change resulting from their action

 

SS9

Sort objects into magnetic or non-magnetic using a magnet

 

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