Theme 11: Movement

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This is one of twelve student books from Science in Process and covers areas of biology, physics and chemistry related to the theme of movement. The resource aims to allow students to develop their scientific enquiry skills using this broad theme as a basis for a variety of student-led activities. The skills include observing, recording, presenting, inferring, interpreting graphs, hypothesising and predicting.

The fifteen double page spreads are presented alphabetically and were designed to be used in any order, either forming the basis of an entire course or to enrich an existing course. Although this student book was written for students aged 11 to 13, the level of demand and curriculum content of most of the activities would be suitable for Key Stage Two students or lower ability Key Stage Three students. The ‘cut out’ sheets referred to can be found in the Teacher's Resource Pack.

This theme has the following curriculum links:
1. About machines – lifting loads, pulleys, gears
2. Balancing act – moments
3. Balancing acids and alkalis – neutralisation
4. Electricity and magnetism – electromagnets
5. Electricity and solutions – electroplating, electrolysis
6. Electrostatics – balloons, plastic rods, Van de Graaff generator
7. Engines – comparing steam and petrol engines
8. Getting food into blood – digestion, Visking tubing, effect of temperature
9. Investigating sound – vibrations, pitch
10. Lorry noise – double glazing, solutions to traffic noise
11. Moving food through your body – digestive system, peristalsis,
12. Speed and road safety – calculating speed
13. The human machine – skeletal system, muscles
14. Turning movement into sound – making a bull-roarer
15. Unusual railways – using wind and gravity to run a railway

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