Theme 12: Change

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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 change. 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, classifying, 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. Batteries – transforming chemical energy into electrical energy
2. Burning – products of combustion, oxygen
3. Changing copper sulphate – heating copper sulphate
4. Changing marble chips – marble, lime, quicklime, limewater, chemical reaction
5. Changing state – states of matter, kinetic theory
6. Feeling the heat – comparing heaters
7. Floored – pressure, surface area
8. How life on Earth has changed – classifying dinosaurs, statement key
9. Mirrors – light, reflection
10. Pond plants – factors that affect plant growth
11. Rates of change – rates of reaction, surface area
12. Reactivity – order of reactivity, displacement
13. Semi-conductors – diodes, circuits
14. Switches and transistors – transistors, capacitors, switches
15. The logical page – electronics

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