Science PEP Revision Workbook Grade 5
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Enhance learners' confidence as they prepare for PEP Performance Tasks and Curriculum Based Tests with a science workbook series crafted around NSC learner outcomes and designed to support both teacher-led instruction and independent learning.
- Encourage the development of problem solving skills with the application of science process to everyday problems.
- Increase critical thinking capacity through analysis and interpretation of data.
- Ensure engagement as learners carry out investigations and present evidence to support conclusions.
- Reinforce learning and scientific discovery with activities focused on process skills and science practices.
Term 1 Unit 1: Forces and work
Classifying force as push, pull or turn
The amount of force needed related to the mass of object
Investigating effects of force
Investigating effects of friction
Ways of reducing friction
Identifying the types of force
Term 1 Unit 2: Energy forms
Importance of energy
How we use energy
Changing energy forms from one form to the next
Using water to generate electricity
The Sun as a source of energy
Use of energy resources
Non-renewable energy sources
Methods of heat transfer
Comparing conductors and insulators
Application of conductors and insulators
Term 2 Unit 1: Nutrition
Basic food groups
Importance of each nutrient
Reading and understanding nutritional information
A balanced diet
Food test to identify starch
Food test to identify fat
Importance of plants in nutrition
Importance of light energy (Sun) to plants
Herbivores, carnivores and omnivores
Interdependence of plants and animals in food chains
Preserving and protecting animals and plants
Term 2 Unit 2: Ways of growing
Ways of growing food
Organic versus non-organic fertilisers
Organic and non-organic methods of growing food
Food production methods
Addressing the issue of food scarcity
Term 3 Unit 1: Simple and complex machines
Wheel and axle
Designing a wind-powered toy car
Understanding a fair test
More about inclined planes
Simple machines throughout history
Classifying simple machines
Everyday examples of simple machines
How simple machines make life easier
Technological advances in machinery
Designing a machine for a specific need
Term 3 Unit 2: Weather instruments
Weather or climate?
What does a meteorologist do?
Weather instruments – thermometer
Rain gauges, the Beaufort Scale, anemometers and barometers
Extreme weather conditions
The Stevenson Screen
Analysing samples of weather data for patterns and trends
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