Why is Science important?
Science is everywhere. The study of Biology, Chemistry and Physics helps us to understand everything from stem cells to the uses of nanotechnology to how all of the planets stay in orbit.
The study of Science helps us to create new technology for the future. This will help solve some of the most challenging problems facing us such as climate change, tackling antibiotic resistant bacteria and how to create the most energy efficient car batteries.
What does a good student look like?
A good student in Science is inquisitive and always questioning. They are curious and want to find the links between different topics.
A good student will also develop their practical skills to carry out scientific investigations. They will develop testable hypothesis and predictions. They also develop their analytical skills so they can describe and explain trends in data.
Students in Science should also engage in learning about how Science impacts communities and the wider world. They will think carefully about, and actively participate in discussions on, the impact of Science in vital areas such as healthcare and technology.
What can I do at home to help me achieve in this subject?
There are several resources which can be accessed at home which will help with what you are studying in school:
BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zng4d2p
Seneca learning: https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/blog/free-key-stage-3-science-revision/
If you want to read more about a topic you have found really interesting, or you want to read about some of the latest developments in Science, here are some resources to get you started:
Science journals: https://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/
National geographic: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/science/
Frontiers for young minds: https://kids.frontiersin.org/