So You Really Want to Learn Science: Book 2: A Textbook for Key Stage 3 and Common Entrance

So You Really Want to Learn Science: Book 2: A Textbook for Key Stage 3 and Common Entrance

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By (author) W. R. Pickering

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  • Publisher: Galore Park Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 242mm x 26mm | 1,061g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Tenterden
  • ISBN 10: 1902984374
  • ISBN 13: 9781902984377
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 68,085

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This book features the complete Key Stage 3 syllabus in one book and provides a thorough coverage of the remaining topics required for the Common Entrance Science syllabus at 13+. Challenging and rigorous throughout, this book features clear explanations followed by extensive practice exercises and extension questions to ensure that pupils have fully grasped all the topics covered, and that the most able are challenged. - Endorsed by ISEB - Covers all three sciences in one book for convenience and to ensure pupils have a thorough understanding of the scientific knowledge required at this level - Clear explanations are followed by extensive practice material to ensure pupils have understood the material covered - The Answer book will save you time marking work and enable you to identify areas requiring further attention and is available to purchase here Also available from Galore Park www.galorepark.co.uk: - Science Pocket Notes - Science ISEB Revision Guide - Science Practice Exercises 13+ - So You Really Want To Learn Science Book 1

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Ron Pickering has published a number of very successful books covering the GCSE and A Level syllabus and has worked in both maintained and independent education for more than 20 years.

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"So you really want to learn Science 2 contains all the material needed for the Key Stage 3 syllabus in one volume, with each science colour-coded for ease of reference. Although the text has been written for pupils in the prep school sector, I believe that it is perfect for teaching any Key Stage 3 pupil as all the material in the book is relevant for the national curriculum. The information is clearly presented with explanations followed by practice exercises to ensure that students have grasped each concept. There are also extension questions for further practice and development on certain topics. A separate answer book accompanies the textbook as well as an excellent resource CD which features downloadable experiments, data handling exercises, internet projects and much more. This is a fantastic complement to the textbook and an ideal resource for busy science departments, particularly where a non-specialist is teaching the subject. After looking for a whole of Key Stage 3 textbook, I was delighted to finally find a book with such clear content and challenging exercises. My students are thoroughly enjoying using this series and I would certainly recommend this book to any teacher of the Key Stage 3 syllabus." Claire McCourt, Baylis Court School "A single text for all three sciences for the two year course leading to the 13+ CE examination is a first in publishing and will be warmly welcomed by teachers and pupils alike. The content provides thorough coverage of the CE syllabus and the style and format cannot fail to enthuse and captivate the reader." Dr David Penter, Chairman of the ISEB Science Panel "The book we wanted, our parents asked for and our pupils needed has arrived ... it comes as no surprise that ISEB has offically endorsed So you really want to learn Science as an examination course book." Richard Hampstead, Westmister Abbey Cathedral School "Having been sent many other Key Stage 3 textbooks, I have to say that this book is absolutely brilliant and I am delighted with the layout of it." Steve Fields, Greshams School

Table of contents

Life and living processes Chapter 1 Biology is the study of life and living organisms Living organisms are made of cells Chapter 2 Nutrition: A balanced diet Nutrition provides a supply of usable food molecules Chapter 3 The functions of the skeleton Chapter 4 Reproduction The menstrual cycle Pregnancy: The role of the placenta Chapter 5 Respiration Respiration and breathing Smoking and disease Chapter 6 Healthy Living Microbes and disease Individulas and the community can fight disease together Chapter 7 Green plants are organisms: Photosynthesis Leaves and roots help plants to grow Chapter 8 Variation and classification he variety of life Selective breeding Adaptation Chapter 9 Feeding relationships Food chains and pollination Chapter 10 Populations and competition Humans may have a positive effect on the environment: Conservation Materials and their properties Chapter 11 Experiments in Chemistry : Important apparatus and skills Using a Bunsen burner Useful chemical tests Chapter 12 States of matter: Solids, liquids and gases Other properties of solids, liquids and gases Particle theory Chapter 13 Mixtures: Pure substance or mixture? More about mixtures: Solutions and solubility Separating mixtures of materials Chapter 14 Acids, bases and indicators Acid or alkali? Using indicators More reactions of acids Chapter 15 Elements and compounds Metals and non-metals Comparing oxides of metals and non-metals Compounds Chapter 16 Chemical reactions Useful chemical reactions Chemical reactions that are not useful Combustion Conservation of mass during chemical reversal Chemical reactions can be reversed Chapter 17 The reaction of metals Corrosion of metals Extraction of metals from ores Physical processes Chapter 18 What is energy? Energy resources Fossil fuels Renewable energy resources Saving energy Chapter 19 Generating electricity from a fuel Electricity and energy Chapter 20 Electricity on the move: Electrical circuits Series and parallel circuits Problems with circuits Chapter 21 More electrical components More about switches and control : Truth tables and logic gates Chapter 22 Magnets and magnetic fields Electricity and magnetism Chapter 23 More about energy The passage of thermal energy: Insulators and conductors More methods of thermal energy transfer Chapter 24 Conservation of energy Energy and living things Chapter 25 The Earth and the solar system Keeping the planets in orbit: The forces of gravity Artificial satellites help us to understand the solar system The year and seasons The Sun and other stars Chapter 26 Forces and linear motion Distance and time The force of gravity Balanced and unbalanced forces Chapter 27 Friction and motion Forces and rotation Force and pressure Pressure in liquids: Hydraulics Chapter 28 Light and light sources Mirrors and the reflection of light Refraction of light Light and colour Chapter 29 Vibration of sound Different sounds