Processes of the planet
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
- Explains how the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have increased over time, for example, through respiration of organisms, deforestation and increased combustion of fuels.
- Draws on supporting evidence, quotes and sources to demonstrate an association between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increasing global temperatures as a result of the greenhouse effect.
By contributing to experiments and investigations, I can develop my understanding of models of matter and can apply this to changes of state and the energy involved as they occur in nature. SCN 3-05a
- Describes, using particle models and diagrams, the properties of solids, liquids and gases and applies this knowledge toidentify and classify unknown substances
- Applies understanding of models of matter to explain changes of state in terms of energy being gained or lost by a substance.
Third Level Scientific Skills
Inquiry and Investigative Skills:
Plans and designs scientific investigations and enquiries:
- Demonstrates initiative and increasing independence in identifying a number of key questions and in formulating aims, predictions and hypotheses based on information, observations and knowledge.
- Demonstrates increased levels of collaboration and initiative in decision-making about samples, measurements, equipment and procedures to use
Carries out practical activities within a variety of learning environments:
- Applies safety measures to control all risks and hazards identified
Analyses, interprets and evaluates scientific findings:
- Interprets and analyses data and information to establish relationships between the independent and dependent variables and links to the original hypothesis
- Establishes links between the findings, aim and hypothesis
- Relates findings to scientific knowledge and understanding
- Draws a conclusion based on results gathered and in relation to the aim
Presents scientific findings:
- Presents data/information using an increasing range of tables, charts, diagrams and graphs and using suitable scales, with limited assistance
Scientific Analytical Thinking Skills:
- Applies understanding of an increasing range of science concepts to solve problems and provide solutions.