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Science & Nature: SL

Thursday 13 September 2018
13:00 - 15:00
58 Hours / 29 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£228.00 Course symbols: CL - No Half Fee Available I

Course description

Carry out some simple experiments and have fun. Make craft items and explore local parks to look at plants, birds and other small creatures. CL

Entry requirements

A) Guidance needed: Contact Supported Learning Curriculum Manager/Curriculum Support. B) Entry requirements: None. Learners and carers should ensure that the Learner Support and Health Declaration form is completed and returned before the start of their class. This should include specific details in the section: Please explain to us how we can support you? This will help the tutor to understand, plan for and meet each learner’s individual needs.

What you will learn

Explore Plants and Nature, Shadows, Physics and Animals through a number of fun and simple experiments. Use the science of everyday items to make your own coloured flowers and windowsill rainbows. Find out what acid does to dirty coins, have fun with air and water and learn about the life cycle of a caterpillar.

How you will learn on this course

Explanation, demonstration, hands-on practical activity.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Investigate forces. 2. Make a water filter. 3. Investigate the properties of materials. 4. Name parts of the body and its functions. 5. Make a balloon hovercraft. 6. Investigate our solar system. 7. Grow plants from seeds. 8. Investigate what happens to water when it is heated and cooled. 9. Make leaf and bark rubbings from different trees. 10. Make multi-coloured flowers. 11. Identify animals that are birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, insects or fish. 12. Identify animals that live in different habitats. 13. Identify if an animal is a pet, wild or farm animal. 14. Sort animals into sets and say why they are grouped together. 15. Identify different animals and plants when outside of the classroom environment. 16. Make a winter bird feeder. 17. Make a gel air-freshener. 18. Investigate chemical reactions. 19. Identify seasonal changes in the local environment. 20. Identify the properties of different materials

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

None expected.

What you need for your course

The tutor will provide all essential materials you need for your course. You will pay an amount towards the total cost of the materials you use on your course. This amount has been included in your total course fee.

What you need to bring to the first class

A pen and paper to note down what you need to do.

What you can do next

Other tailor-made courses for people with a learning disability can be found in the College brochure and in the Supported Learning section of the College website.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking