News from the Science Room
A welcoming hello from the Science room! Although the lab is not the same without Ms
Prendergast, the students are all working hard to make her proud. It has been a pleasure to
walk into such a formidable, hands-on science program! I have been most impressed with the
pupil’s inquiring minds and their positive attitudes. Please read below to find out what we have
been up to over the past few months.
Form II has been learning about ‘Sound’. We discovered that sound travels by vibrations,
through various mediums. Students concluded that there would be no sound in space and we
experimented with whispers and different pitches. We are now starting our unit, ‘Animal
Adventures,’ learning how to group animals.
It has been an explosive term in Form III. In our ‘Volcano’ unit we learned about different
types of volcanos, and how and why volcanos erupt. The culmination of this study was creating
papier-mâché volcanos and erupting our models in the Rose Garden. The pupils are now starting a unit about ‘Teeth, Oral Hygiene and Taste’.]
Form IV concluded their ‘Seeds’ study and are now in the middle of the ‘Rain Forest’ unit –
learning all about this fascinating habitat. Pupils have finished individual research projects
about the animals that live in the various layers. They are now working together to design
dioramas of the rainforest.
After finishing a unit about ‘Mixtures and Materials,’ Form V is now discovering how ‘Animals
Survive Cold Winters’. We’ve had fun learning about migration, hibernation, and various
adaptations – how do you survive the winter months?
Science Blast has been the focus of Form VI. Each class has been busy designing and collecting data for their own experiment. We are now in the process of writing up our observations and
conclusions – the pupils will be presenting their projects at the RDS in late February.
Remember to keep asking questions! Keep wondering! Keep exploring!
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