Year 7 Introduction to Science

Forensic Science

In this section, you will explore the following topics:

  • Interested in applying life sciences to all occupations from the courtroom to the boardroom – including crime scene investigation?
  • What is Forensic Science?
  • How forensic scientists use the scientific method to solve crimes?
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Year 7 Electicity

Static Electricity

In this section, you will explore the following topics:

  • What is Static Electricity?
  • What are the two types of charges?
  • How an object becomes charged?
  • How a charged object interacts with other objects and what are the experiments that can be used to show the different types of interactions? (a)What happens when you bring close together two objects of the similar type of charge? (b)What happens when you bring close together two objects of the opposite type of charge? (c) What happens when you bring a charged object close to a neutral object.
  • What are the applications of static electricity?
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Year 7 Introduction to Science-What is Science and Branches of Science -Activity

 

 

What is Science? Activity

1. Name the scientists working in different branches of Science:

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2. RESEARCH Task:  A FAMOUS SCIENTIST.

Your research must include the following information about the scientist:

  1. the place of his/her birth.
  2. date of his/her birth.
  3. date of his/her  death.
  4. Two major discoveries and/or inventions by this Scientist.
  5. Two interesting things that this Scientist did and/or about this Scientist.
  6. Bibilography: Books (title of book, author and year published) or Internet address.

 

You may select ONE of the scientists listed below:

Aristarchus

Aristotle

Svante Arrhenius

Henri Becquerel

Niels Bohr

Robert Boyle

Lawrence Bragg

Tycho Brahe

Robert Bunsen

James Chadwick

Nicolaus Copernicus

Arthur Compton

Marie Curie

Pierre Curie

John Dalton

Charles Darwin

Thomas Edison

Albert Einstein

Michael Faraday

Alexander Fleming

Leon Foucault

Benjamin Franklin

Rosalind Franklin

Luigi Galvani

Robert Goddart

Fritz Haber

Edmond Halley

Stephen Hawking

Hermann von Helmholtz

Jan Baptist von Helmont

Joseph Henry

Caroline Herschel

John Herschel

William Herschel

Gustav Ludwig Hertz

Heinrich Hertz

Antoine Lavoisier

Joseph Lister

James Clerk Maxwell

Dimitri Mendeleev

Alfred Nobel

Issac Newton

Blaise Pascal

Louis Pasteur

Wolfgang Ernst Pauli

Max Planck

Joseph Priestley

Claudius Ptolemy

Pythagoras

Blaise Pascal

Louis Pasteur

Wolfgang Ernst Pauli

Jean Piaget

Max Planck

Joseph Priestley

Claudius Ptolemy

Pythagoras

William Ramsay

Prafulla Chandra Ray

Francesco Redi

Wilhelm Röntgen

Ronald Ross

Ernest Rutherford

Carl Sagan

Erwin Schrödinger

Theodor Schwann

William Smith

Nettie Stevens

Benjamin Thompson

William Thomson

J. Thomson

 

 

Alfred Russel Wallace

James Watson

James Watt

Alfred Wegener

Wilbur and Orville Wright

Chen-Ning Yang

Ahmed Zewail

You may refer to the following website for your research.

Websites:

https://www.famousscientists.org/popular/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bang/handson/super_cool.shtml

https://www.biographyonline.net/scientists/top-10-scientists.html

ttp://www.cssforum.com.pk/css-compulsory-subjects/general-science-ability/general-science-notes/36223-list-branches-science-their-studies.html

 

50 influential scientists    https://thebestschools.org/features/50-influential-scientists-world-today/

 

 

 

 

 

Year 7 Introduction to Science-What is Science and Branches of Science Summary

 

Science is the  study of the physical and natural world through observations and experiments. Scientists use the systematic way called the Scientific Method to find solutions to their problems. They have to work in teams, sharing knowledge and communicating their ideas and solutions to problems. There are different areas of scientific study that scientists are involved.What is Science? SUMMARY
  • Biologists are involved in the study of living organisms. Find out more about branches of Biology.
  • Chemists are involved in the study of atoms and properties of substances. Find out more about branches of Chemistry.
  • Physicists are involved in the study of matter and properties. Find out more about branches of Physics.
  • Earth Scientists are involved in the study of layers (constituents) of the earth and its atmosphere.eum) and natural gas into useful products and raw materials.  Find out more about branches of Earth Science.

Year 7 Introduction to Science-What is Science and Branches of Science Notes

 
 What is Science?
Science is all about finding out about nature and how things work. It is about investigating the reasons behind happenings around us. It is about questioning and finding answers to questions such as What? How? Where? Why? It is about finding explanations to strange, mysterious, and complicated things so we can have a better understanding of things. The work of scientists helps us to explain and understand how things work. Scientists are always asking questions and then finding the answers. Scientists are curious people finding out about everything around them. Scientists apply their knowledge and follow a systematic way based on evidence to find to solve problems and find answers to their questions. This systematic way is called Scientific Method. Scientists design, plan and conduct experiments and based their evidence on observations and data they have collected. They work in teams, share knowledge and communicate their ideas and solutions to problems.Scientists and branches of science

Scientists work in various areas of scientific study and listed below are some of the main areas of scientific study.

  • Biology is the study of living organisms.
  • Chemistry is the study of atoms and properties of substances.
  • Physics is the study of matter and properties
  • Earth Science is the study of layers (constituents) of the earth and its atmosphere.

The above mains areas are subdivided into more specific areas of scientific study:

For example, branches of Biology are:

  • Ecology is a branch of biology that deals with how living organisms interact with one another and to their environment.
  • Zoology is the scientific study of animals.
  • Botany is the scientific study of the plants.
  • Physiology is the branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts e.g human nervous, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, immune systems. (more information).

Astronomy is the branch of physics that involves the study of stars, planets and other celestial objects. Mechanics is the branch of physics that deals with energy and forces. (more information)  

Petrochemistry is the branch of chemistry which deals with the transformation of crude oil (petroleum) and natural gas into useful products and raw materials. (more information)


Science is all about finding out about nature and how things work. It is about investigating the reasons behind happenings around us. It is about questions and find answers to questions such as What? How? Where? Why? It is about finding explanations to strange, mysterious, and complicated things so we can have a better understanding of things. The work of scientists help us to explain and understand how things work. Scientists are always asking questions and then finding the answers. Scientists are curious people finding out about everything around them. Scientists apply their knowledge and follow a systematic way based on evidence to find to solve problems and find answers to their questions. This systematic way is called Scientific Method. Scientists design, plan and conduct experiments and based their evidence on observations and data they have collected. They work in teams, share knowledge and communicate their ideas and solutions to problems. Scientists and branches of science Scientists work in various areas of scientific study and listed below are some of the main areas of scientific study, . Biology is the study of living organisms Chemistry is the study of atoms and properties of substances. Physics is the study of matter and properties Earth Science - study of layers (constituents) of the earth and its atmosphere. Ecology is a branch of biology that deals with how living organisms interact with one another and to their environment. Zoology is the scientific study of animals. Botany is the scientific study of the plants. Physiology is the branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts e.g human nervous, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, immune systems. https://www.bioexplorer.net/divisions_of_biology/ Astronomy is the branch of physics that involves the study of stars, planets and other celestial objects. Mechanics is the branch of physics that deals with energy and forces. https://physicsabout.com/branches-of-physics/ Petrochemistry is the branch of chemistry which deals with the transformation of crude oil (petroleum) and natural gas into useful products and raw materials. http://www.chemistry2011.org/branchesofchemistry