SRSP 7-11 Unit 6 Microscopes and Telescopes

 

Through telescopes and microscopes the worlds of the very large and the very small have been revealed to us, with ever new, surprising and challenging discoveries. This has impacted on both science and religion, not least through reflection on the simple numerical and geometrical patterns found endlessly repeating within the apparent complexity of the natural world.

This unit explores some issues arising from investigative science including science and beauty, the values we put on other life forms, and the idea that everything can and should be measured.

This unit consists of three lessons and is suitable for pupils aged from 8-11 years.

 

Key Questions

When we do science do we ‘peep in at the windows of nature’?

Can we have scientific knowledge and awe and wonder?

How do I feel about other life-forms?

Is there anything that cannot be measured?

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Unit Resources

Unit Proforma and links to RE and science curricula (Word)

Unit Proforma and links to RE and science curricula (PDF)

Beautiful nature (PPT)

 

Lesson 1

Lesson Plan (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 1: Microscopes and Telescopes (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 2: Numbers (Word)

Pupil Work Sheet 1: Fibonacci’s Numbers (Word)

Lesson Assessment: Fibo what? (Word)

 

Lesson 2

Lesson Plan (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 1a: What is the moon? 1/2 (Word)

What is the Moon? Audio Click to listen, if you’d like to download this audio, right click the link and select “Save link as”

Pupil Resource Sheet 1b: What is the moon? 2/2 (Word)

What is the Moon? Audio 2 Click to listen, if you’d like to download this audio, right click on the link and select “Save link as”

Pupil Resource Sheet 2: What do you think? (Word)

Pupil Work Sheet 1: What is a rainbow? (Word)

 

Lesson 3

Lesson Plan (Word)

Pupil Resource Sheet 1: Support materials (Word)

Teacher Resource Sheet 2: Support texts (Word)

Lesson Assessment (Word)

Images for the whiteboard (Click to enlarge)

 

Unit Assessment – Pupil Sheet (Word)

Unit Assessment – Answer Sheet (Word)

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