In year 7 it is ideal if students come to us understanding some basic concepts of the sciences. These include:
Biology: Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
Chemistry: Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.
Physics: Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
Working scientifically: Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help answer questions. Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables. Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
Have a look at BBC Bitesize where you can find out more about Science.