Our Universe is a dynamic and exciting place. We live on a planet orbiting a star which is one of around a septillion (or 1024) stars in a Universe itself 13.8 billion years old. Physics is the study of everything in our Universe. We can explore for ourselves by looking out into the night sky. We can do simple experiments at home or at school. Across the world Scientists are developing the most high-tech experiments to peer deeper into space and to increase our understanding.
Space: By researching developments used to explore space, I can illustrate how our knowledge of the Universe has evolved over time.
By exploring radiations beyond the visible, I can describe a selected application, discussing the advantages and limitations.
By carrying out a comparison of the properties of parts of the EM Spectrum beyond the visible, I can explain the use of radiation and discuss how this has impacted on society and quality of life.
Through research and discussion I have an appreciation of the contribution that individuals are making to scientific discovery and invention and the impact this has made on society.
When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others' contributions and use these to build on thinking.
I can show my understanding of what I listen to or watch by responding to literal, inferential, evaluative and other types of questions, and by asking different kinds of questions of my own.
Representing my class, school and/or wider community encourages my self-worth and confidence and allows me to contribute to and participate in society.