19th May 2023
Science has continued to be one of the most exciting subjects for students, especially with the integration of science practicals and investigations.
The students have had to carry out a practical to reinforce their learning of concepts and relate them to their environment.
Year 7 students described a food chain as who eats whom in the wild. Every living thing from one celled algae to giant blue whales needs food to survive. They designed posters to show a food web which consists of all the food chains in a single ecosystem. Each living thing in an ecosystem is part of multiple food chains. Each food chain is one possible path that energy and nutrients may take as they move through the ecosystem. They also carried out simple chemical reactions using compounds to understand the concept of chemical changes.
Year 8 students are able to draw magnetic field lines. The pictures taken show field lines with one bar of magnet placed under the paper, and a compass. Also present are the results of field lines showing two magnets with unlike poles facing each other all placed under the paper and the results of field lines showing two magnets with LIKE poles facing each other all placed under the paper. You can notice the repulsion between the two magnets.
Year 9 students are studying classification of living things. They can now group and name organisms using the dichotomous key. They can also use a binomial system to name organisms based on phylum to species, an idea coined by a Swedish botanist named Carl Linneaus.
Year 10 students were able to dissect an eye from a sheep. They examined the front of the eye and located the eyelid, cornea, sclera and fatty tissue. They also examined the back of the eye and found muscle bundles, fatty tissue and the optic nerve. They extracted the lens, placed it on a paper with typed words and the words were magnified as seen in our photos.