The following is a list of the topics covered in Year 8 Science at Kings’. Pupils
will, as in Year 7, be taught by two teachers: a Double Teacher and a Single Teacher.
The subjects has been divided into discrete disciplines and, wherever possible, pupils
will be taught by a teacher who is a specialist in that subject e.g. I will, as a
Double Teacher, take a class for Physics (my specialist area) and Biology and the
Single Teacher will take them for Chemistry which will be their specialist subject.
I have attached links to a subtopic where there is further information available
on BBC Bitesize for KS3 Science.
B1 - PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND RESPIRATION
B2 - HEALTH, DIET AND DIGESTION
B3 - ECOSYSTEMS
Plants and Photosynthesis: processes and specialism of leaf cells
Healthy Living: lifestyle, drugs and their effects
Populations and Bio-diversity
Healthy Diet: food groups, imbalances in diet
Interdependence: pyramids of numbers and biomass
Gaseous Exchange in humans and plants: breathing system, lung capacity, diffusion of gases, adaptations, gaseous exchange in plants
Energy: energy requirements and energy in food, metabolism
Toxic Materials, Pesticides
Digestion: parts and adaptations of the breakdown of food, bacteria, absorption
Insect Population: pollination of crops, environmental effects