Science enables pupils to develop an awareness of their environment and their place within it. Children are naturally curious. Science education feeds that curiosity and provides students with valuable concepts, life skills, and career options. This awareness is extended as far as the pupil is able from being aware of themselves and their immediate environment through to an appreciation of science in the natural and man made world. When children explore and learn about the world around them and how it works, they gain a better understanding of, and appreciation for, nature and the interdependence of living things and their environments.
Maple And Willow
Maple and Willow have been learning about space. They have explored what it is like on the different planets and made up poems to remember the order of the planets in our solar system. Pupils have modelled the heliocentric theory and have gone on to discover why it looks like the sun moves across the sky in the daytime.
Oak class started off the year learning about the human body. They especially liked learning about the skeleton and the names of the bones.
This term Oak class have been exploring forces and magnetism, they have tested magnetic materials and the strength of different magnets. They made compasses and even investigated whether magnets still work underwater!
8JC came into the lab to carry out a distillation as part of their unit on forensics. They split orange squash back into water and cordial their behaviour was fantastic and even the pupils who were nervous had a go and left incredibly proud of their selves – Great Work 8JC!
As part of their microbiology unit Year 9 prepared slides to look at the fungi ‘Penecillium Roqueforti’.
Year 10 have been working hard towards their accreditation. Here some of them are separating mixtures.