Year 8 Overview: Science Term Fertile Question Term 1 A meteor is about to hit the Earth – what can we do? Where can we go? Term 2 What does it mean to be healthy? Term 3 How is there energy in your food? Why do you have brown eyes and I have blue? Term 4 Why does a bike rust and a bomb explode? Term 5 Why does it feel hot above a fire? Skill Evaluating evidence and theories (Proof) 1. Why do we need to explore other planets? 2. What caused the dinosaurs to become extinct? 3. How could we get to another planet? 4. What things would we need to find out before we move to another planet? 5. Where would we live and what would our home be like? 6. How could we keep warm on another planet? Scientific ethics Measurement and errors Experimental method Presenting and analysing data 1. What is heat energy? 2. Why does ice melt? 3. What is pressure? 4. How does heat energy move? 5. Why does my cup of tea get cold? Key content 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What causes disease? How does your body protect itself? How can a doctor help protect you? Are all drugs bad? How do you know if you are fit? Does what you eat really matter? 1. 2. 3. Where does energy enter the food chain and where does it go? Why does a polar bear not live in a forest? What happens to the number of rabbits if there are more foxes? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. How are we all different? Who was Darwin? Why do giraffes have long necks? 6. 7. 8. What is a chemical reaction? How do I explain reactions using a formula? What happens to a substance when I heat it? Why are some reactions hot and some cold? How do I make a compound? What is a fuel? What happens when I burn a fuel? How are we changing our atmosphere? Term 6 What does the sea and light have in common? Electricity and Magnets – what can we use them for? Using formulae 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What is a wave? Why can I see myself in a mirror? Why is a red pen red? How do we see colour? Is sound a wave? How do you make electricity with a wire and a magnet? What is a magnet? Can we make a magnet with electricity and a wire? What would this type of magnet be used for? Circuits – what are they?