Year 7 – Separating a Mixture

Last lesson the Year 7 students were given a mixture of salt, sand, iron filings and rice. Their task was to separate the mixture into it’s components, trying to conserve as much of the material as possible. This is the slideshow that previous year’s students prepared, showing how they went about the task.

The Water Cycle


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Your task in Year 7 Science this week is to create a digital representation of the water cycle that demonstrates your understanding of the following terms:

  • Evaporation
  • Condensation
  • Precipitation
  • Percolation
  • Transpiration

There are a variety of tools you can use to achieve this. You could draw a poster, photograph it and upload it to Voicethread or Capzles, then use narration or the text tools to describe the processes you have drawn. You could use Photostory, Kahootz or Pivot to create a video animation of the water cycle. You could also use Comic Life or ToonDo to create a cartoon about the water cycle from the perspective of a water molecule – “My Life as a Water Molecule”. Make sure your digital product clearly shows your understanding of the five processes listed above and that it is uploaded to your blog by next Wednesday 16th March.

Mrs Smethurst’s class produced some “Common Craft” style videos about the Water Cycle here:

“The Water Cycle” by Josh, Jarrod and Clayton

“A Different Water Cycle” by Olivia, Tahlia and Courtney

Sophie’s Blog post about the Water Cycle

Emalee’s Blog post and Voki about the Water Cycle