Science

Week 6

Year 8 – Lung structure and gas exchange checkpoint assessment.

Over the last few weeks you have been learning about the lungs and how they are specialised for efficient gas exchange. This week you are going to attempt some exam questions on these topics so that we can assess the progress you have made.

The key pieces of work we would like for you to send to us are:

  1. The answered exam questions.

Good luck!

Please send your completed work to science@theurswickschool.co.uk

Due: 12/02/21

 

Week 5

Year 8 – Investigating whales

This week you are going to learn something slightly different in science. A local filmmaker, who lives in Hackney has shared some of his work with us, which we are now sharing with you.

The key pieces of work we would like for you to send to us are:

  1. Facts or information that you learn from the film.
  2. Any questions that you have for Tom, that we will share with him to answer.
  3. At least 1 of the following:
    1. Write a film review of what you have watched.
    2. Write a summary of what you have leant.
    3. Write a pitch for a wildlife film that you would like to make.

Good luck!

Please send your completed work to science@theurswickschool.co.uk

Due: 05/02/21

 

Week 4

Year 8 – How oxygen gets into our bodies

Last week you were learning about the structure that make up the lungs and the function of each. This week we are going to focus on the alveoli, this is where oxygen passes into the blood and carbon dioxide leaves the blood to be exhaled. Open the PowerPoint (there is a PDF version if you can’t open PowerPoint), click through the slides to complete the tasks outlined on the slides.

The key pieces of work we would like you to send to us are:

  1. Starter task to complete the sentences.
  2. Matching of lung adaptation and the reason it is useful.
  3. Annotated diagram or written explanation of how gas exchange occurs across the alveoli.
  4. At least one of the option tasks from the word document.

Good luck!

Please send your completed work to science@theurswickschool.co.uk

Please make clear in the subject line the student name; FLG and which week the work is for.

Due: 29/01/21

 

Week 3

Year 8 – How we breath

You should by now have a good understanding of lung structure, this week you are going to learn about how we actually breath. We don’t really think about breathing, its just something that happens!

The PowerPoint presentation will guide you through the learning tasks that we are asking for you to complete.

The key pieces of work we would like you to send to us are:

  1. Spot the difference observations from the starter activity either as a cut and stick or written in a table.
  2. At least 1 of the options tasks about pressure and volume, remember to challenge yourself, its better to choose a more difficult task and make mistakes than choose a task that is too easy and you get it all right!
  3. Answers to the 5 learning check questions.
  4. Suggested positive and negatives about the lung model. A positive will be something that is quite lifelike, a negative would be something about the model that isn’t actually true.
  5. The answers to the comparison of inhaled and exhaled air worksheet, this can still be written if you are unable to print this.
  6. Your 3 plenary sentences using the keyword boxes, try to write a different sentence for the 1st one than my example.

Good luck!

Please send your completed work to science@theurswickschool.co.uk

Due:22 /01/21

 

Week 2

This week you are going to learn about the structure of the lungs in more detail, open the PowerPoint and you will find a range of tasks to complete as you click through each slide. Your maths for science skills will also be tested when you reach the Word documents, both are difficult but if you can correctly complete the spheres tasks you have done incredibly well.
 
Good luck!
 
Please send your completed work to science@theurswickschool.co.uk
 

 

Due: 15/01/21
 

Week 1

You will now be moving onto a new biology topic in science: ‘Breathing and Respiration’.

For this week, you have 5 activities to complete related to the lungs, which have been numbered so that you know which order to complete them in.

The first is a quick quiz to see what you already know about human organs. Open the PowerPoint on full screen so that you can click the correct answers as you go through.

The final activity gives you the chance to make your own model lungs, but if you do not have the equipment at home, then just answer the questions at the end.

You can either print off the sheets, or write on a separate piece of paper. When completed, please take pictures of your answers and email it to us at science@theurswickschool.co.uk.

Have fun!