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Acids & Alkalis

Learning about 'acids & alkalis' is the focus of science transition work, in preparation for your science lessons in Year 7. Any learning, now, will obviously be beneficial, irrespective of which secondary school you will be attending!


Suggestion of how to begin:

  1. Click through the ppt below, pausing to use a dictionary or the internet to clarify the meaning of unfamiliar words
  2. Think about and answer the question: what is the difference between a hazard and a risk? Imagine you are going to the seaside and eating fish & chips: the hazard is that seagulls will steal your chips; this risk is much larger if it is summer or you are a child, because there will be more seagulls and a child is more susceptible
  3. Can you write a definition for: a hazard; a risk (or use a scenario as I have above)?
  4. Look at the hazard cards: search through cupboards at home - can you find any products displaying these symbols? Make a note of any.
  5. Look at the acid tasting homework: complete as much as you can!

If science is your favourite subject, please take the time to have a look at the following sites I have discovered this week: so many ideas that you can experiment with and research at home and there's even some certificate awards that you can work towards.

Why not produce a short video of your experiments and share with the class?


If you're really enjoying your science, then this may be the choice for you:

Starters for STEM are 10 activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy to resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them. If you see a link, you can explore how to extend these activities, you will need to sign up, for free, to access these materials.