HSE Prep – Science

Welcome to our High School Equivalency Prep page for Science! We will be updating this page every Thursday whilst we are closed to help support you in your learning. 

Each week we will post links to videos and tasks for Science, selected by our Education Coordinator. If you need any help, you can do two things – text The Literacy Center at (812) 250-8724 , or email us at admin@litcenter.org.

Week Twenty - Five

As we know now that there are many objects that we know are there in the Universe. The Universe is vast of which our galaxy is only a small part. We have the sun, planets, stars; every planet has a different number of moons, asteroids and meteors. In this Tutorial, we are learning about asteroids and blackholes.

Week Twenty - Four

In our previous tutorial, we  learned about the universe and the big bang theory of how it all began. Have you ever wondered about the objects we see in the Universe, stars, galaxies, asteroids, constellations. There are many objects that we know are there in the Universe. In this Tutorial, we are learning about the Stars and Galaxies.

Week Twenty - three

The big bang is how astronomers explain the way the universe began. It is the idea that the universe began as just a single point, then expanded and stretched to grow as large as it is right now (and it could still be stretching).

Week Twenty - two

This week let’s talk about the universe. One of the interesting things about the universe is that it is currently expanding. It’s growing larger and larger all the time. Not only is it growing larger, but the edge of the universe is expanding at a faster and faster rate. Scientists think that the edge of the universe is expanding faster than the speed of light.

Week Twenty-one

This week we are discussing the major concerns and solutions in terms of conserving our Natural resources. Even though natural resources are the basic support structures of life, too much or too little of it can come with a lot of trouble and conflict. In many regions of the world a mix of limited resources, overpopulation and environmental degradation has produced extreme poverty and income inequality.

Week Twenty

Ever since the earth was inhabited, humans and other life forms have depended on things that exist freely in nature to survive. They are called Natural Resources and are the basis of life on earth. Let’s explore more about Natural Resources.

Week Nineteen

This week we are talking about how human activities have caused serious environmental problems, polluting natural resources and disrupting ecosystems. Deforestation, urbanization, and agricultural practices are some of the ways in which humans have greatly changed the Earth, affecting both the abiotic and biotic environment

Week Eighteen

In this tutorial, we are looking at different types of Natural disasters, for example – Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanic eruptions.

Week Seventeen

This week, we are talking about the Natural Hazards. Natural hazards are extreme natural events that can cause loss of life, extreme damage to property and disrupt human activities. … Other natural hazards, such as tornadoes, can only happen in specific areas. And some hazards need climatic or tectonic conditions to occur, for example tropical storms or volcanic eruptions.

Week Sixteen

The nitrogen cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by which nitrogen is converted into multiple chemical forms as it circulates among atmosphere, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems. The conversion of nitrogen can be carried out through both biological and physical processes.

Week Fifteen

This week, we are talking about the carbon cycle is nature’s way of reusing carbon atoms, which travel from the atmosphere into organisms in the Earth and then back into the atmosphere over and over again.

Week Fourteen

This week, we are learning about the water cycle, water cycle shows the continuous movement of water within the Earth and atmosphere. … Liquid water evaporates into water vapor, condenses to form clouds, and precipitates back to earth in the form of rain and snow. 

Week Thirteen

This week, we are talking about the Seasons. A season is a period of the year that is distinguished by special climate conditions. The four seasonsspring, summer, fall, and winter—follow one another regularly. Each has its own light, temperature, and weather patterns that repeat yearly.

Week Twelve

Climate means the usual condition of the temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, rainfall, and other meteorological elements in an area of the Earth’s surface for a long time. In simple terms climate is the average condition for about thirty years.

Week Eleven

Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Weather refers to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, 

Week Ten

The spinning of the earth is called rotation. … At the same time, the earth is moving around the sun. This is called a revolution. It takes a little over 365 days, or one year, for the earth to make one full revolution around the sun…!!

Week Nine

Earth is a lot stranger than you might think. Underneath your feet is thousands and thousands of kilometres of liquid rock and spinning metal. Let’s take a look at what exactly is going on in this week’s lesson. 

Week Eight

What a strange Universe we live in. But what is the Universe? What’s a planet? Since when did Pluto stop being a planet? Let’s find out with this lesson on our place in the Universe.

Every living thing is made up of cells, and we’ve made a video and guide explaining them just for you. Take a look below!

This week, we are going to learn about the Cell. Cells are the basic membrane-bound units, and the building blocks of all living beings. They provide structure to the body and convert the nutrients taken from the food into energy. Cells are complex, and their components perform various functions in an organism.

This week, let’s explore how we present the Data effectively. A chart is a graphical representation of data, in which “the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart”. And a data chart is a type of diagram or graph, that organizes and represents a set of numerical or qualitative data.

This week we are exploring how the Scientific reasoning is important in order to achieve the goal of any scientific experiment. Scientific reasoning, includes the thinking skills involved in different steps of Scientific method that are done in the service of scientific understanding. 

We’ve been doing a lot of work on the scientific method, so let’s watch an actual science experiment, presented by Mark Rober, who is presenting a number of live science classes!

This week we don’t have a video for you! We’re following on from last week and the scientific method. Take a look at some of the resources below. Why not have a go at conducting some scientific experiments yourself? 

This week we will be looking at the scientific method. You may feel like you’ll never need to use the scientific method, but we use it everyday! The scientific method is all about observing something, asking questions and finding an explanation.