S1 Science

S1 Science – Biology Content

Introduction to Science
Basic scientific skills and familiarisation with equipment and safe working procedures. Develop skills in using scientific measurements and observations

Cells, Organs and Systems
Cell structure and function. Skeletal System, Nervous System, Digestive System, Respiratory System, Circulatory System, Reproductive System, Physiological Measurements, Ethical Discussions of organ donation

Plants and Biodiversity
Food Chains, Food Webs, Animal/Plant Biodiversity. Energy Flow. Fertilisers. Nutrient Cycles.

S1 Science – Chemistry Content

Introduction to Science
Basic scientific skills and familiarisation with equipment and safe working procedures. Develop skills in using scientific measurements and observations

Chemical Reactions
Identifying if a chemical reaction has occurred through:- colour changes, gases being produced, energy change or precipitate being formed. Effect of temperature, particle size, concentration and catalysts on the rate of a chemical reaction

Elements and Compounds
Periodic Table and Symbols. Solids, liquids and gases. Alkali Metals, Halogens and Noble gases. Testing for Oxygen, Hydrogen and Nitrogen. Compounds, word equations and chemical formula.

S1 Science – Physics Content

Introduction to Science
Basic scientific skills and familiarisation with equipment and safe working procedures. Develop skills in using scientific measurements and observations

Heat
Thermoconductivity and energy efficiency. Conduction, Convection and Radiation. Vacuum. Insulation