- Experimental skills and investigations; measurement; analysis and interpretation.
Chemistry - Earth and atmosphere:
- The production of carbon dioxide by human activity and the impact on climate.
- Understand how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems.
- Use fieldwork in contrasting locations to collect, analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data.
KS3 Science Skills
Enquiry: planning, developing and reflecting; communication.
Range: how human activity affects the global environment, e.g. acid rain, greenhouse effect.
Understanding places, environments and processes; Investigating; Communication.
- ask and answer the question ‘what are the features, the processes and patterns of this place/environment and why do they occur?’ Carry out fieldwork to observe and investigate real places and processes.
Pupils will develop their inquiry, investigative and scientific analytical thinking skills.
I can explain some of the processes which contribute to climate change and discuss the possible impact of atmospheric change on the survival of living things. SCN 3-05b
People, place and environment
- I can identify the possible consequences of an environmental issue and make informed suggestions about ways to manage the impact. SOC 3-08a
- I can investigate the relationship between climate and weather to be able to understand the causes of weather patterns within a selected climate zone. SOC 3-12a
Develop skills in scientific methods of enquiry to further scientific knowledge and understanding: planning for investigations, obtaining evidence, presenting and interpreting results.
Learn about the environment and human influences.
- Develop enquiry and fieldwork skills.
- Develop an understanding of the interrelationships between physical and human environments