Big idea: sound, light and waves
The idea of waves is useful because it is the key to explaining how energy can be transferred from one object to another object by radiation, even when the objects are not touching. Waves carry information that can be detected by humans or manufactured detectors. Understanding waves helps us to communicate, explore the universe, and transfer energy to where we want it.
Is there a recommended teaching order?
The Best Evidence Science Teaching resources can be used with your existing scheme of work, if desired.
However, we have used research evidence on learning pathways and effective sequencing of ideas to develop subject maps for biology, chemistry, earth science and physics.