Year 8 Summer School
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Unit: Who lived in 'British' America?
In this lesson we will learn about the cultures, languages and lives of the Algonquian speaking members of the Powhatan people.
In this lesson we will learn about who lived in early north America by looking at their stories.
3. Sugar Barons
In this lesson we will learn about some of the British families who made fortunes in the Caribbean from sugar.
In this lesson we will learn about the enslaved people who worked on the sugar plantations in British America.
Unit: How far did working conditions improve over the nineteenth century?
In this lesson you will learn about how the Industrial Revolution transformed working-conditions in England between 1750-1850.
In this lesson you will learn about the ways in which governments tried to improve working conditions during the nineteenth century.
In this lesson you will learn about popular protests against poor working conditions at the start of the nineteenth century.
Unit: Pop art: modern popular culture
Creating a Pop Art Portrait in the style of Julian Opie.
Adding colour to your Pop Art Portrait in the style of Julian Opie.
Creating a digital portrait in the style of Andy Warhol.
Creating digital artwork from a drawing in the style of Andy Warhol.
Creating a collage in the style of Richard Hamilton.
Creating your own Wayne Thiebaud-inspired mixed-media artwork.
Creating your own Wayne Thiebaud-inspired drawing using the grid method.
Creating your own Claes Oldenburg-inspired sculpture.
Creating your own Claes Oldenburg-inspired weave of an ice lolly.
Evaluating your Pop Art project.
Unit: Computing Systems
1. Get in gear
In this first lesson about computing systems, you will focus on what sets these devices apart from other purpose-built machinery: it is their ability to execute programs that allows them to modify their operation and perform different tasks, and thus become our most versatile ‘tool for thought’.
Learners will discover how all computing systems, regardless of form or capabilities, make use of the same components: a processor, memory, storage, input and output devices, and communication components. They will form a simple, concise picture of what each of these ‘universal’ components does, and how they work together in order to execute programs.
This lesson will introduce the operating system, which is responsible for managing the complexity of modern computing devices. Here, operating systems will serve as an additional bridge between theory and practice.
The goal of the lesson: to bridge the gap between logic and circuits, and make the direct link between them explicit. This is the last step in the learners’ journey through the hierarchy of a computing system, from programs, to the hardware responsible for executing the programs, and now, to the fundamental components that comprise this hardware.
In this lesson, learners will attempt to define the term ‘artificial intelligence’, and explore the kinds of problems that it has traditionally dealt with. They will also focus on machine learning, and investigate its relationship with conventional programming. Learners will move on to use Google Teachable Machine, to gain an insight into what training a model involves, and the ethical considerations that are tied into building any system that makes decisions.
Learners will move away from the technical aspects of software and hardware that have been the focus of the unit and learn some of the key concepts of open source software. They will explore this through a discussion about some common Scratch practices that they are already familiar with ( sharing, ‘seeing inside’ projects, and ‘remixing’), and a reflection on the implications of these practices.
In this lesson you will learn all about chords and their role in a piece of music. You will learn how to construct a triad, the difference between major and minor chords, and how to play Am and Em chords on a variety of instruments. Finally, you will be able to show off what you have learned by playing along to a backing track.
In this lesson we are going to practise using '-AR' verbs in the first person to describe events in the past and present.
In this lesson we are going to further practise using '-AR' verbs in the first person to describe events in the past and present.
In this lesson we compare past experiences, using the past (preterite) tense of '-AR' verbs in the 1st and 2nd persons singular. This lesson includes the use of a site called Quizlet, which you will need to ask your parent or carer to help you with. Oak National Academy are not responsible for third party content.
In this lesson we compare past experiences, using the past (preterite) tense of '-AR' verbs.
In this lesson we will be talking about people and places now vs in general, revisiting the verbs 'ser' and 'estar' in singular persons.
In this lesson we will continue talking about people and places now versus in general. We will also revisit 'ser' and 'estar' in plural persons.
This lesson will look at the structure of the Earth and how it has 4 layers, each with different characteristics.
This lesson will look at evidence that supports the theory of plate tectonics and that the Earth's crust moves.
This lesson will look at how the Earth's plates move by convection currents, slab pull and ridge push.
This lesson will look at the four different types of plate boundaries and the tectonic activity that occurs at each one.
This lesson will look at the features of a volcano and the difference between composite and shield volcanoes.
This lesson will look at how we can predict, protect and prepare for volcanic eruptions.
This lesson will look at the positive and negative impacts of volcanoes.
This lesson will look at how we can measure and predict earthquakes to help save lives.
1. Microscopes20m video
3. Plant cells22m video
5. Animal cells20m video
12. Fertilisation15m video
15. Energy Release24m video
18. Enzymes39m video
19. Plant Roots21m video
20. Photosynthesis17m video
21. The leaf18m video
25. Breathing32m video
28. DNA27m video
29. Inheritance37m video
8Y/T Band: Unit: Percentages
In this lesson, you will learn where percentages are placed on a number line compared with fractions and decimals.
In this lesson, you will learn how to convert between decimals and percentages.
In this lesson, you will learn how to convert between fractions and percentages.
In this lesson, you will learn how to find the percentage of an amount using a bar model.
In this lesson, you will learn how to find the percentage of an amount by first finding 10% or 1%, and then scaling to find other percentages.
In this lesson, you will learn how to find the percentage of an amount by finding the decimal multiplier.
In this lesson, we will learn how to increase an amount by a percentage, by using a decimal multiplier.
In this lesson you will learn how to decrease an amount by a percentage, by using a decimal multiplier.
8Y/T Band: Unit: Ratio
In this lesson, you will learn to use ratio notation to describe the composition of different groups.
In this lesson, you will learn to scale up from one group to ‘many’ groups and use multiplicative relationships to calculate unknown values in the ‘many’ groups.
In this lesson, you will learn how to represent ratios pictorially and use these representations to justify the equivalence of ratios.
In this lesson, you will identify multiplicative relationships between 'times tables' and use patterns to solve problems in direct proportion contexts.
In this lesson, you will compare the side lengths of triangles, one of which is an enlargement of the other, and calculate the ratios of the lengths of corresponding sides.