ProcessesofthePlanetLevel 3

SCN 3-05a

By contributing to experiments and investigations, I can develop my understanding of models of matter and can apply this to changes of state and the energy involved as they occur in nature.

Ion Migration (Demo)  – Diffusion of lead nitrate and potassium iodide – yellow lead iodide precipitate at boundary.

Diffusing precipitates – microscale – a microscale version of the above experiment (and some similar ones) which enables the concept to be put across by pupil experiment rathern than demonstration.

SCN 3-05b

I can explain some of the processes which contribute to climate change and discuss the possible impact of atmospheric change on the survival of living things.

When a Fossil Fuel is Burned (Demo) – Collection of water and carbon dioxide when a Bunsen burns.

Level 4

SCN 4-05a

I have developed my understanding of the kinetic model of a gas. I can describe the qualitative relationships between pressure, volume and temperature of gases.

SCN 4-05b

Through exploring the carbon cycle, I can describe the processes involved in maintaining the balance of gases in the air, considering causes and implications of changes in the balance.

When a Fossil Fuel is Burned (Demo)– Collection of water and carbon dioxide when a Bunsen burns.