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Great Scientists: 500 BC - 2002 AD – KS2 Science E-Book

Description

The worksheets in this 221 page E-book consist of stimulus material - in the form of a newspaper article, letter, diary entry or similar - followed by a range of activities.

Key Features:

Science
Major scientific concepts are complex but they are explained as simply as possible in the space available. Questions arising from the article are based on the particular science but extend the initial ideas to consider how the invention or scientific concept shapes everyday life now. The exercises may require the use of reference books but in general they are self-contained.

Literacy
All worksheets begin with a literacy exercise - article, letter, diary, obituary, postcard, interview, argument - in historical contexts. A comprehension exercise follows and some sheets have a high literacy content so that they can be used as non-fiction exercises.

Critical Thinking
Both working in pairs and class discussion are encouraged. Reasoning behind statements is important and alternative viewpoints are stressed.

ICT
The use of the Internet is encouraged. The websites suggested are only a starting point. Linking with schools in other countries, via e-mail, is suggested.

PSHE and Citizenship
All of the topics covered, in one or both sections, have relevance to personal, social and health education. Many have implications for citizenship. Sustainable development education coupled with environmental education, is given a high priority.

These worksheets can be used at a number of levels. Details of important scientific discoveries or inventions are provided in two forms (L) lower and (H) higher, to allow differentiation. Equally they can be used with younger able, gifted or talented children at KS1 and KS2. All National Curriculum subjects are mentioned in one or more worksheet.

Contents:

Astronomy (Earth, Sun and Moon etc.)
• Aristarchos of Samos - planets (size)
• Halley - comets
• Herschel - planets
• Hubble - telescopes/space
• Ride - space travel

Computers (ICT)
• Babbage - first computer
• Berners-Lee - World Wide Web
• Hopper - early uses of computers
• Wozniak - Apple computers

Electricity (making and using it)
• Baird - television
• Baylis - wind-up radio
• Bell - telephone
• Dyson - use of a motor
• Edison - light bulb
• Faraday - motors
• Marconi - radio
• Morse - Morse code
• Tesla - electricity transmission

Evolution, ecology, minibeasts
• Carson - environmental awareness
• Cox - medicines from rainforests
• Darwin - evolution
• Ehrlich - extinction
• Linneus - classifying plants and animals
• Mendel - heredity
• Muller - mosquitos
• Ormerod - minibeasts
• Owen - dinosaurs
• Potter - fungi and lichens

Food
• Appert - food preservation
• Balfour - organic farming
• Birdseye - frozen food
• Carver - crop rotation
• Drew-Baker - sustainable food production

Forces
• Hooke - springs
• Newton - gravity

Gases around us
• Gossage - cleaning up polluted air
• Midgley - petrol fumes
• Priestley - oxygen and carbon dioxide

Geography and geology
• Richter - earthquakes
• Smith - fossils
• Wegener - continental drift

Human body
• Crick - DNA
• Curie - radiation and methods of treatment
• Doll - smoking and health
• Drew - blood and circulation
• Fauchard - teeth
• Franklin . DNA
• Lind - scurvey
• Seacole - health care/ National Health
• Service

Ideas in science
• Common sense science - early humans
• Galileo - movement of Earth in space
• Hypatia - early scientific beliefs
• Leeuwenhoek - magnification
• Somerville - women in science

Materials
• Darby - iron work
• Kwolek - Kevlar

Mathematics
• Archimedes - volume (also Archimedes screw)
• Descartes - co-ordinates (maps and graphs)
• Fibonacci - Fibonacci series

Media/arts
• Biro - writing implements (and writing systems)
• Braille - writing system
• Gutenberg - printing press
• Leonardo - accurate drawings
• Niépce - photography
• Pi Sheng - printing process

Transport
• Drebbel - submarine
• Ford - making cars
• Macmillan - bicycles
• Montgolfier brothers - hot air balloons
• Stephenson - trains
• Whittle - jet aircraft
• Wright brothers - first powered flight

Water
• Harington - toilet
• Snow - cholera/ water pollution
• The River Thames - habitats in clean water

Answers are at the back of the book.

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.PDF (pdf) 30.701 MB

Date Published

January 2002

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