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Science

Year 7

Tute’s team of experienced teachers have planned our lessons to work alongside what students are studying in school; to enable catch-up, to consolidate something that was difficult to master in class or to help revise for exams. To make is easy to choose lessons for different subjects, year groups and levels, we have organised lessons into topics that are fully aligned with the National Curriculum ensuring a comprehensive coverage of the curriculum that makes sense!

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Biology : Respiration, fitness and the effects of drugs


We begin this topic by recapping the chemical equations for aerobic and anaerobic respiration. We explain what happens to our breathing rate when we exercise and take a look at some health conditions involving respiration. We define the term drug and look at the effects of different types of drugs on the body. We look at the health risks associated with smoking and alcohol as well as discussing the possible side effects of some illegal drugs.
We finish the topic by looking at the impact of drugs on the nervous system and examining the fitness needs of the body.

Aerobic respiration

To recap the chemical equation for aerobic respiration, to explain what happens to breathing rates with exercise and to look at some health conditions involving respiration.

Anaerobic respiration

To recap the chemical equation for anaerobic respiration , to review the structures involved in respiration and to compare aerobic to anaerobic respiration.

Different types of drugs

To define the term ‘drug’, to describe the three categories of drug and their characteristics and to explain the effects of different types of drugs on the body

Risks associated with drugs

To recap the effects of different types of drugs, to describe the health risks associated with smoking and alcohol and to explain the possible side effects of some illegal drugs.

Impact of drugs on the nervous system

To describe the structure of a neurone, to explain what a synapse is and how it is involved in nerve transmission and to predict how some drugs could affect the transmission of nerve impulses.

Fitness and needs of the body

To list the four S factors , to explain the functions of the body’s organ systems and to describe our breathing system.

Biology: Ecosystems and adaptations


In the Ecosystems and Adaptations topic we begin by defining a habitat and constructing suitable food chains for different habitats. We explain how energy can be lost from a food chain and compare pyramids of numbers to pyramids of biomass. We discuss why some animals become endangered and look at the possible impacts of humans on food chains. We look at farming and how farmers manipulate environments to maximise crop yields. We complete this topic by examining how some organisms have adapted to live in their habitats.

Habitats

To describe a habitat and its environment and to match living things to a suitable habitat.

Food chains

To describe and construct food chains and to explain how energy can be lost from food chains.

Pyramids of numbers

To describe pyramids of numbers and biomass and to explain why some animals become endangered, and describe the effects of humans on food chains.

Farming problems

To recap your knowledge of photosynthesis and to explain how farmers can improve crop yields.

Adaptations (seasonal and daily)

To explain how some organisms have adapted to daily changes and to identify the seasonal adaptations of organisms.

Plant and animal adaptations

To list the factors than animals and plants need to survive, to give some examples of animal and plant adaptations and to explain how some organisms have adapted to live in extreme conditions.

Physics: Forces Part 1


We will begin the Forces Topic Part 1 by reviewing your knowledge of pressure in solids, liquids and gases. We look at how pressure can change with height and depth and calculate pressure using an equation.
We calculate moments during our Turning Forces lesson. We look at the relationship between gravity, mass and weight and describe the effect of gravity in our solar system.

Pressure in Gases

To revise particle theory of gases, to describe factors that affects gas pressure and to describe how atmospheric pressure changes with height.

Pressure in Liquids

To revise particle theory of liquids, to describe how liquid pressure changes with depth and to explain why some things, float and some things sink.

Pressure on Solids

To explain what pressure is and describe some situations where high or low pressure is useful, to calculate pressure using an equation and to apply ideas of pressure to different situations.

Turning Forces

To recall that the moment of a force is given by F x d, to explain what is meant by centre of gravity and to explain the forces acting on a beam.

Gravity and Mass

To define mass and weight , to describe the effect of gravity in our solar system and to explore some ideas about space.

Gravity in Space

To explain what a satellite is and list some uses , to describe how gravity can affect planets and to recap the Solar System.

Physics: Forces part 2


In Forces Part 2 we recap contact and non-contact forces and describe how to measure a force. We learn how to use formula to calculate speed and acceleration and explain how forces can change the speed of an object We describe the motion of a falling object and explain terminal velocity. We complete the topic by exploring magnetism, investigate how to make an electromagnet stronger and look at some applications of electromagnets.

Forces

To describe what a force can do and recall that that they can be contact or non-contact, to explain the difference between mass and weight and to describe how we measure a force.

Speed

To recall and use the formula for calculating speed, to explain how measuring speed is important road safety and to explain how forces, change the speed of an object.

Acceleration

To explain what acceleration is and how to calculate it, to describe how force and mass affect acceleration and to describe how ideas about changing speed are important for road safety.

Forces on the Road and Terminal Velocity

To recall the forces that act upon a car , to explain what stopping distance is and what it depends on and to describe the motion of a falling object and explain terminal velocity.

Magnetism

To recall what a magnet it, to describe the shape and direction of a magnetic field around a bar magnet and to describe the earth’s magnetic field.

Electromagnetism

To recall what an electromagnet is, to describe how to make an electromagnet stronger and to describe some applications of electromagnets.

Chemistry: Reactions


We begin this topic by recapping the chemical equations for aerobic and anaerobic respiration. We explain what happens to our breathing rate when we exercise and take a look at some health conditions involving respiration. We define the term drug and look at the effects of different types of drugs on the body. We look at the health risks associated with smoking and alcohol as well as discussing the possible side effects of some illegal drugs.
We finish the topic by looking at the impact of drugs on the nervous system and examining the fitness needs of the body.

Acids & Alkalis

To identify some acids and their uses, to identify some alkalis and their uses and to be able to identify solutes, solvents and solutions.

pH and Indicators

To classify solutions as acidic, alkaline or neutral using indicators, to describe how the strength of acids and alkalis can be measured on a pH scale and to give some examples of the pH values of common substances.

Neutralisation

To define what neutralisation is in context of metals and to predict the salts formed from neutralisation reactions and practise word & symbol equations.

Chemical and physical change

To explain the difference between physical and chemical changes and to suggest types of energy that can be used to make chemicals react.

Gas Tests

To describe the test for hydrogen gas, to describe the test for carbon dioxide gas and to describe the test for oxygen gas.

Burning

To describe what happens when a fuel burns, to explain the difference between complete and incomplete combustion and to deduce the chemical equations of burning.

Chemistry: The structure of the Earth


In the Structure of the Earth topic we begin by describing the different types of weathering and describe the formation of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. We take a detailed look at the rock cycle and link the properties of the different rock types to their uses. We complete the topic by examining how rocks can be dates and how fossils can form within sedimentary rock.

Weathering

To describe the different types of physical weathering, to describe the other forms of weathering and to identify the different forms of weathering from examples.

Sedimentary rocks

To describe the process of sedimentary rock formation and to explain how rocks can give us information about the past.

Igneous rocks

To describe the formation of igneous rocks and explain why they have different sized crystals and to use data to make conclusions about the minerals contained in igneous rocks.

Metamorphic rocks

To recap rock formations and use a key to identify rock types and to describe how metamorphic rocks are formed evaluate some models for rock formation.

The rock cycle

To link the properties of rocks to their uses, to use the rock cycle to explain how rocks are formed, including weathering and to explain how the geology of Britain has affected the choice of building stone.

Fossils & dating

To describe how sedimentary rocks are formed, to link sedimentary rock formation to how fossils are formed and to explain how rocks are dated.

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