Please note that you should complete the element poster assessment task before you start to work on this.
- Spotlight science
- Brainpops – solar system, the rock cycle, compounds and mixtures
- Class notes pages
- Your notes
- Your assignments on planets, building design, mining and elements
- Your experiment booklets
- Use the work you have done carefully – this should be the most useful thing
- Use the study questions to organise a summary. Don’t just answer the question, put down as much as you can about each topic heading.
- Use as many drawings and diagrams in your study as you can.
- Pick out key words for each topic
- Identify which sections of the work you have found difficult.
- Check your information with a friend.
- Think of good questions to ask your teacher.
- Don’t do all your review in one go. It is better to do several shorter review sessions than one long one.
You should be able to:
- state, for planets, moons and the sun, which orbit which.
- recall the order of the planets starting from the sun
- explain the main trend (pattern) for the temperature of planets in the Solar System. (Note: you do NOT need to memorise the temperatures of the planets)
- label and describe the four main layers of the Earth.
- give examples of how we use at least three different elements
- explain why some crystals (in rocks) are larger than others.
- outline why earthquakes occur and how this relates to the structure of the earth
- explain, from our experiment, which shaped buildings are more likely to survive an earthquake, and explain at least one technique engineers use to make buildings more earthquake-resistant.
- explain how to use filtration, dissolving, evaporation, distillation and magnetic separation to separate. components of different mixtures.
- identify appropriate separation techniques for different mixtures
- identify physical and chemical properties.
- explain the difference between elements, compounds and mixtures, and identify and give examples of each.
- explain the difference between chemical and physical change.
- describe different types of evidence for chemical change
- identify reactants and products in chemical reactions
- write a word equation for the rusting of iron.
- explain the chemical reaction which occurred when: a. a match coated with iron oxide is burned b. copper carbonate is heated over a bunsen burner
- explain how electricity can be used to separate compounds