Hi year 10 I hope you have had a good summer break so far? At the end of year 10 you were provided with a work book that needs to be completed and marked for your first science lesson back as year 11’s. The booklet is available to down load via the school webpage (posted on 15th July- just in case you may have misplaced it) and the answers can now be found by following the links below. You need to mark the Biology, Chemistry and Physics questions using the answers provided and complete the reflections on the front of the booklet. This should help you in identifying areas of the year 10 work you need to get help with early on in the new term. Enjoy what remains of the summer vacation!
To ensure year 10 are ready for the demands of year 11 the Science department has prepared some materials to be completed by all year 10’s over summer. All the questions need to completed and marked for the first science lesson next term. All pupils will be given a paper copy of the booklet but if you lose it you can download it by following this link.
Summer Booklet Download
The answers will be available to download from the school website on the 24th of August.
Have a good summer!
On Tuesday 3rd June 7W1 and 7W2 visited Eureka Science Museum in Halifax. Students attended a session run by Eureka staff on the Science of Sport and visited a range of exhibitions including ‘All about me’ and ‘Living and working together’.
In the ‘All about me’ exhibition students explored ideas around how the body works and completed an all about me passport. In the ‘Living and working together’ exhibition students had the opportunity to role-play the world of work by being bank managers, shop assistants, postal workers and mechanics.
A great day had by all.
Miss Jones and Miss Hetherington
On Wednesday the Year 12 Biologists visited the School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences at UCLan. They started the day 'in the lab' using differential centrifugation to separate chloroplasts from the other components of plant cells. They were then shown the transmission and scanning electron microscopes by Dr Tapas Sen who is a world leading researcher in the field of nanoscience! The students learnt about how the microscopes work and their uses. As usual, the students were a credit to their families and SMCC with their enthusiastic approach and exemplary behaviour. A big thank you to Dr Judith Smith for being our host for the third year running.
(Head of Biology)