Topic - Climate Change
- Name and locate climate zones on a map.
- Identify countries within a similar climate zones and locate them on a map.
- Explain the causes of climate change.
- Explain the effects of climate change.
- Identify actions for governments and businesses to combat climate change.
- Research types of renewable energy.
- Explore actions for individuals to combat climate change.
- Explain the effect of plastic pollution on the world.
- Lobby an MP about the state of plastic recycling in schools.
- Climate zones and biomes: arctic / polar regions, temperate, Mediterranean, desert, tropical regions, Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, biome
- Causes of climate change: factors, greenhouse gases, greenhouse effect, fossil fuels, carbon dioxide, methane, atmosphere, global warming, temperature change, natural and man-made causes
- Effects of climate change: effects, drought, forest fire, famine, rising sea levels, flooding, storms
- Actions to combat climate change: Government, business, industry, agreement, legally binding, renewable energy, sustainable, infinite, wind power, solar power, hydro energy, tidal energy, geothermal, biomass, individual, global responsibility, global citizen, campaign
- War on Plastic: plastic, pollution, sustainable, global responsibility, global citizen, reduce, reuse, recycle, single-use plastic, government, MP
Topic - Evolution
- Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
- Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.
- Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
- Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
- Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
- Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
- Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
- Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.
- Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.