I have a mixed 3 - 4 class, having covered all year 4 topics I wanted to finish the year with investigations for year 3. These resources were brilliant I extended the shadows into literacy - plays with shadow puppets. The pupils loved it.
A complete half term's planning and resources on th QCA topic of light and shadows. Just a word of advice; pick your time of year to do this as do it in winter and you may not have enough light to measure the shadows. Wait until Summer!
Here is my first two plans for Light and Shadow, along with the slides and worksheets that came with them. It has worked very well, and the children enjoyed the activities.
The learning objectives were for children to be able to recognise different light sources; attribute them to being either natural or man-made; identify objects as being transparent, translucent or opaque; investigate how the properties of objects can effect the shadows left when held in front of a light source.
I hope these can be of use to someone else.
Here are year 3/4 plans and resources for the Tudor topic. WE linked this to portraying relationships in are and looked at collage (Blew colouring pages to A3) see Portraying relationships planning too!
Thankyou for the powerpoints!
Here are whole school planning documents to aid short term planning and coverage. Included are the National curriculum programme of study and level descriptors (up to L5) and The new Chris Quigley Key Skills statements. (Matched up to the subheading of PoS)
Each Year group is colour coded and hopefully this is set out so it is understandable!
Just to help with copying and pasting on planning and coverage!
Please give feedback!
**UPDATED August 2016** Thank you for all the positive comments and ratings.
This resource includes a 53 slide PowerPoint presentation, three activity worksheets, a mind map, and a quiz . I used them to teach the unit on sound with my Year 7 and Year 8 classes. Appropriate in KS3 or KS4.
By the end of these lessons, pupils will know:
1. that sound is made by objects that vibrate
2. that the frequency of vibration of the source is measured in Hertz (Hz)
3. how sound is made in different musical instruments
4. that a vibrating source causes the layers of air around it to move
5. that sound travels by compressing and expanding the surroundings
6. that sound travels as a longitudinal wave
7. that sound travels best through solids and worst through gases because of the arrangement of the particles
8. the relative speed of sound in different mediums
9. that sound waves cannot travel through a vacuum because there are no molecules
10. that sound waves detected by the ear cause the ear drum to vibrate
11. the structure of the ear
12. how sound is transmitted through the ear to the brain
13. that different people have different ranges of hearing
14. that the average human range of hearing is 20 to 20,000 Hz
15. that loudness is measured in decibels (dB's)
16. that 0 dB is the threshold of hearing and 130 dB's is the threshold of pain whilst 140 dB's causes damage
17. that loud sounds can have permanent and temporary effect on the ear
18. that some common causes of ear damage
19. that noise is unwanted sound
20. that a loud sound is produced by a large vibration and vice versa
21. that a high pitched sound is produced by a very frequent (quick) vibration and vice versa
22. that an microphone can change sound to electricity and that this can then be displayed on an oscilloscope
23. that the wave displayed on an oscilloscope is a transverse wave
24. how to identify the amplitude, the wavelength and the frequency of a wave
25. recognise the link between the loudness of the sound and the amplitude of the wave
26. recognise the link between the pitch of the sound and the frequency/wavelength of the wave
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Rainbows: Rainbow Formation PowerPoint: This lesson incorporates easy to understand interactive/ animations, pictures and questions which keep students engaged while learning about the science behind the formation of rainbows.
This lesson contains 31 slides and should run a full class period to teach, and contains the following Slide Titles:
♦ The Science of Rainbows (Title Slide)
♦ Additive Color Mixing
♦ Light Through a Prism
♦ Prisms and Water Droplets
♦ Rainbow Questions
♦ Primary vs. Secondary Rainbow (2 Slides)
♦ Reflection and Refraction
♦ Reflection vs. Refraction
♦ Reflection or Refraction?
♦ Angle of Violet Light
♦ Angle of Red Light
♦ The Primary Rainbow (2 Slides)
♦ The Secondary Rainbow (2 Slides)
♦ Primary & Secondary (2 Slides)
♦ Can You Ever Get to the End of A Rainbow?
♦ Why You Can't Get to the End of a Rainbow (5 Slides)
♦ What Time of Day Can You See a Rainbow? (4 Slides)
This is an assessment for Year 4 'Sound' science objectives. Also included is a detailed mark scheme and a spreadsheet to record the results.
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Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases
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