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Great British Scientists

£12.00
SKU S56CS80500
Key Stage 2 Forces Light and Sound Working Scientifically Science Year 5 Year 6

Explore the lives of some of the most influential and recognised Great British Scientists in this six-lesson Science scheme of work for Years 5 and 6. Investigate Newton’s work on the three laws of motion and how he discovered the colour spectrum. Discover black holes with Stephen Hawking and evolution with the help of Anning, Wallace and Darwin.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Inspire your class of scientists to work scientifically in different contexts while developing and applying their skills, all through fully-prepared lessons that provide everything you need, including lesson plans, slides, differentiated activities and a variety of printable resources.

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'Britain' as a cross-curricular topic.

#Lesson1NewtonsLaws

Challenge your class to use their knowledge of forces to demonstrate and explain Newton’s three laws of motion using diagrams and models.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Three laws sheet
  • Worksheet
#Lesson2NewtonColourandLight

Investigate how Newton used prisms to split light and investigate the colours he found.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Instruction sheet
  • Colour wheel template
#Lesson3HawkingBlackHolesGravity

Explore Stephen Hawking’s work on black holes and investigate the relationship between mass, weight and gravity.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Graph paper
  • Plenary notes
  • Instruction sheet
#Lesson4AnningWallaceandDarwinsEvolution

Discover the studies of Anning, Wallace and Darwin and how they influenced the scientific theory of evolution and natural selection.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Modern relative cards
  • Prehistoric cards
  • Habitat cards
#Lesson5FlemingsAntibiotics

Challenge your class to take on the role of Fleming as he plans an experiment to test his theory that mould can kill bacteria.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information sheets
#Lesson6KempStarleysCogsandGears

Challenge your class to calculate gear ratio and use gears to gear up or down.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Gear cards
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Image cards
  • Wheel cards
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Free Assessment Grid

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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • Year 5 - planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  • Year 5 - recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
  • Year 5 - 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
  • Year 5 - identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments
  • Year 5 - explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • Year 5 - recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect
  • Year 6 - recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • Year 6 - identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution
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