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Sound & Distance 
That sounds travel away from sources, getting fainter as they do so. That loudness is a property of sound & can be measured in decibels.
Compatible Sensor: Internal Sound

 

Sound Proofing 
Sound can travel through or be absorbed by a variety of materials. This investigates properties & their materials.
Compatible Sensor: Internal Sound

 

Sources of Sound 
How the same type of sound source can produce different levels of sound. People's perception of sound differs. That there are many kinds of sound & sources of sound.
Compatible Sensor: Internal Sound

 

Perfect Curtains 
That light can pass through some material & is blocked by others. Materials are often chosen for specific applications depending on the way they affect light. How to interpret results & apply the to ‘real world’ applications. Difference between translucent and transparent materials.
Compatible Sensor: Internal Light

 

Safety at Night 
That light can be reflected from certain surfaces. That materials are often chosen for specific applications depending on the way they affect light. How to interpret results & apply the to ‘real world’ applications. Which material is best to wear at night.
Compatible Sensor: Internal Light

 

Rate of Reaction 
How to create & observe a chemical reaction. How the rate of a reaction can be changed by chemical concentration or temperature. How to analyse results & draw conclusions.
Compatible Sensor: Internal Light, External Temp(Optional)

 

Environment. The classroom 
The environment we work in. The use of scientific equipment & the measurements used. How to analyse results & draw conclusions.
Compatible Sensor: Internal Light, Internal TempInternal Sound

 

Environment. The sun as a source of heat & light. 
How the heat & light produced by the sun changes over time. Whether the amount of light affects the temperature. How to analyse results & draw conclusions.
Compatible Sensor: Internal Light ,Internal Temp

 

Time/Speed. Friction. 
Friction as a force that slows moving objects. Describe the movement of objects (speed up, slow down, etc) Practice knowledge of the relation between distance & time (speed).
Compatible Sensor: Internal Light

 

Time/Speed. Elastic Force. 
Predict the effect of stretching elastic bands by different amounts. To make comparisons & draw conclusions from results, indicating whether the prediction was supported. Explain the conclusions in terms of the size of the force. Practice knowledge of the relation between distance & time (speed).
Compatible Sensor: Internal Light

 

Insulation. 
That some materials are better thermal insulators than others. Compare everyday materials. Investigate & discuss their uses. That temperature is the measure of how hot or cold an object is.
Compatible Sensor: Internal Temp, External Temp

 

Heat Energy. 
What happens to the heat (energy) from a liquid when it cools. That objects cool or warm to the temperature of their surroundings. To form a prediction & compare this to the result to create a conclusion.
Compatible Sensor: Internal Temp, External Temp

 

Melting Ice. 
That freezing temperature of water is 0oC (Celsius). That objects cool or warm to the temperature of their surroundings. To form a prediction & compare this to the result to create a conclusion.
Compatible Sensor: External Temp

 

Why do animals Huddle? 
How animals are adapted to their environment. That heat loss depends upon temperature difference between and object& its surroundings. That objects cool or warm to the temperature of their surroundings. To form a prediction & compare this to the result to create a conclusion.
Compatible Sensor: 2 or 3 External Tempsensors.

 

Motion & Friction. 
The effect of friction on the speed of an object.
Compatible Sensor: Motion &Distance Sensor.

 

Parking the car. 
How a parking distance sensor works. Interpreting graphs.
Compatible Sensor: Motion &Distance Sensor.

 

‘Sonar'. 
Measuring distance & ground contour with ‘sonar'. Interpreting graphs.
Compatible Sensor: Motion &Distance Sensor.