Subject Focus: Science


Why do bears have fur coats? Because they would look silly wearing jackets!

This is just a silly joke, but think about bears for a minute. Why do they have fur coats? Why do they hibernate in the winter? Why is there winter? People answer questions like these ones about how the world works using science.

The process of science starts with a question, but science is more than just being curious about how things happen; it’s a system of observations and experiments used to ask and answer questions about the natural world. Science is a way for us to gain knowledge about how and why things happen the way they do by using our senses to observe the world and experiments to investigate how it works.

At Heart of England we study the three main areas of science. Biology is the study of living things, Chemistry is the study of materials and how they can be changed and Physics is the study of matter, energy, and the interactions between them. These are covered in 6 lessons over two weeks.

In Year 7 we cover the following topics

  • Forces and Space
  • Mixtures
  • Ecosystems
  • Particle Theory
  • Cells, Tissues and Organs
  • Electrical fields
  • Reproduction
  • Atoms and Rections

We look forward to seeing you in Year 7.

Mr Barron de Burgh and the Science Department

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