Bridging the gap between theoretical concepts and real-world scenarios, science practical work facilitates the development of scientific thinking, skills and comprehension.
Practical experiments and investigations are not only valued as an integral part of the science curriculum, but at VITTA Education, they are also at the heart of our purpose.
Over time we’ll continue to add to our collection of downloadable required practical sheets and workbooks to help you save precious time in preparing and teaching.
Available to Download for GCSE (9-1) Level:
- Biology GCSE Level: Microscopy: Use a light microscope to investigate a selection of plant and animal cells
- Biology GCSE Level: Osmosis: Investigate the effect of a range of concentrations of salt or sugar solution on the mass of plant tissue
- Biology GCSE Level: Enzymes: Investigate the effect of pH on the rate of reaction of the enzyme amylase
- Chemistry GCSE Level: Making Salts: Preparation of a pure, dry sample of a soluble salt from an insoluble oxide or carbonate using a Bunsen burner to heat dilute acid and a water bath or electric heater to evaporate the solution
- Physics GCSE Level: Specific Heat Capacity: Determine the specific heat capacity of one or more material
Coming Soon to Download for GCSE (9-1) Level:
- Biology GCSE Level: Microbiology: Investigate the effect of different antiseptics or antibiotics on bacterial growth using agar plates and measuring zones of inhibition
- Biology GCSE Level: Food Tests: Conduct qualitative chemical tests for starch, glucose (a simple sugar), proteins, and lipids
- Biology GCSE Level: Photosynthesis: Investigate the effect of light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis using an aquatic organism such as pondweed, measured by counting the number of O2 bubbles formed per minute
- Biology GCSE Level: Reaction Time: Investigate the effect of practice/repetition on the reaction time of a ruler drop test. Requires a partner
- Biology GCSE Level: Plant Responses: Investigate the effect of light on the growth of newly germinated seedlings
- Biology GCSE Level: Field Investigations: Use random sampling to measure the population size of a common species in a habitat. Then use continuous sampling with a transect line to investigate the effect of an abiotic factor on the distribution of this species
- Biology GCSE Level: Decay: Investigate the effect of temperature on the rate of decay of milk by measuring pH change
- Physics GCSE Level: Thermal Insulation: Investigate the effectiveness of different materials as thermal insulators and the factors that may affect the thermal insulation properties of a material
- Physics GCSE Level: Resistance: Investigate the relationship between wire length and its resistance, and how resistance varies in a series and parallel circuit.
- Physics GCSE Level: I-V Characteristics: Using a range of circuits, investigate the I −V characteristics of a variety of circuit elements, including a filament lamp, a resistor, and a diode at a constant temperature
- Physics GCSE Level: Density: Make and record the measurements needed to determine the densities of regular and irregularly shaped solid objects and liquids.
- Physics GCSE Level: Force and Extension: Investigate the relationship between the force applied to stretch a spring and its extension
- Physics GCSE Level: Acceleration: Investigate
- Physics GCSE Level: Waves: Investigate how to measure the speed of water waves in a ripple tank and the speed of waves along a stretched spring or elastic cord
- Physics GCSE Level: Light: Investigate the reflection of light by different types of surfaces and the refraction of light by different substances
- Physics GCSE Level: Radiation and Absorption: Investigate how the nature of a surface affects the amount of infrared radiation emitted or absorbed
- Chemistry GCSE Level: Neutralisation (FT): Find the volume of dilute sulfuric acid needed to neutralise a known volume of sodium hydroxide solution
- Chemistry GCSE Level: Neutralisation (HT): Determine the volumes of reacting solutions of a strong acid and a strong alkali by titration
- Chemistry GCSE Level: Electrolysis: Investigate what happens when aqueous solutions are electrolysed using inert electrodes and find out what products are made
- Chemistry GCSE Level: Temperature Changes: Investigate the variables that affect temperature change in chemical reactions
- Chemistry GCSE Level: Rate of Reaction: Investigate how changes in concentration affect the rates of reactions by measuring the volume of a gas produced in one experiment and monitoring a change in colour or turbidity in another experiment
- Chemistry GCSE Level: Chromatography: Investigate how paper chromatography can be used to separate and tell the difference between coloured substances.
- Chemistry GCSE Level: Identifying Ions: Use of chemical tests to identify the ions in unknown single ionic compounds covering the ions from flame tests and sulphates
- Chemistry GCSE Level: Water Purification: Analyse and test spring water, seawater, and rainwater for pH and the presence of dissolved salts
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