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NEW TOPIC! KS3 Science: Experiments

19 May @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am BST

£7.50

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KS3 Science: Experiments

In this Topic students will explore how to safely conduct fun scientific investigations at home. The practicals will NOT be carried out during the lesson. Most students should be able to do the investigations afterwards if they have the appropriate equipment (listed below) and adult supervision.

These live and interactive lessons are based on the KS3 Science National Curriculum, they will help students prepare for GCSE Sciences or other similar qualifications. This Topic specifically focuses on developing understanding of the Scientific Method by applying it to simple investigations.

The lessons are typically suited to students aged approximately 10-14 years of age. Small groups (capped at 10) ensure students get the opportunity to interact with the tutor and have their questions answered.

Lessons can be taken as a whole topic (recommended) or individually, if preferred, as they are written to make sense on a lesson by lesson basis. 

Lesson 1 (Weds 21 April): Studying variation in humans – learn how to gather data from human subjects and represent it in a variety of different graphical ways

Equipment (not required for the lesson): Mirror, ruler, graph paper, compass

Related lesson: 22/4 Variation – introduction & 29/4 Variation – causes of variation

Lesson 2 (Weds 28 April): Observing sound waves – learn how to observe sound waves and how they vary for different types of sound

Equipment (not required for the lesson): Bowl, cling film, rice, metal baking tins, wooden spoon

Related lessons: 20/4 Sound – what is sound & 27/4 Sound – wave properties

Lesson 3 (Weds 5 May): Space experiments – learn how scientists are gathering information about rocks on different moons, planets and asteroids

Equipment (not required for the lesson): Binoculars or telescope

Related lessons: 26/4 Earth structure – Changing Continents & 3/5 Earth structure – Types of Rocks

Lesson 4 (Weds 12 May): Volcanoes and Vesuvius – learn how to make a volcano

Equipment (not required for the lesson): modelling materials (card etc), plastic bottle, baking soda, washing up liquid, red food colouring, vinegar, water, jug, teaspoon

Related lessons: 26/4 Earth structure – Changing Continents & 3/5 Earth structure – Types of Rocks

Lesson 5 (Weds 19 May): Researching animal communication – learn how scientists study animal communication and what we know about cats, dogs, birds, monkeys and more

Equipment (not required for the lesson): Access to pets and wildlife

Related lessons: 18/5 Sound – Animals

Lesson 6 (Weds 26 May): Investigating adaptation of bird beaks – learn how to investigate the relationship between bird beak shape and their preferred food source

Equipment (not required for the lesson): A range of ‘beaks’ eg pegs, spoons, tweezers, tongs, chopsticks. A range of food sources eg rice, pasta, peas. A stopwatch.

Related lessons: 29/4 Variation – Causes of Variation & 20/5 Variation – Darwin

Please note:

  1. Lesson titles are a guide only, exact content may vary (lessons aren’t all written at the time of posting and are tailored to suit a particular group).
  2. Please ensure the Zoom name of the learner matches that entered on the ticket below. Their Zoom name is their ‘password’ to enter the lesson. Incorrectly named students may not be admitted to the lesson.
  3. Learners are advised to join the Zoom room at least 10 minutes before the start of the lesson. Assistance with IT difficulties is not possible once the lesson has started.
  4. Ticket sales will end at least one hour before the lesson is due to start.

Your Tutor

Andy Milson BSc, PGCE

Andy is a qualified and experienced science teacher who has worked as both a secondary school teacher and a private tutor since 2009. He has also worked in research for the NHS and in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). Andy’s love of science started as a child when he used to create fact files about plants and animals. Andy is interested in all types of science from Astronomy to Zoology and likes to help his students link their learning to everyday life. Andy is a co-founder of Tutor Led Learning.

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Details

Date:
19 May
Time:
10:00 am - 10:50 am BST
Cost:
£7.50
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Suggested age group
KS3: 10-14
Lesson dates
Lessons can be taken as a full topic block or individually (while stocks last)