Welcome to Junior Science

Welcome to the Junior Science department.

KS3 Science is taught together as Integrated Science in Years 8 & 9 with a time allocation of 3 double periods per week. . In Yr10 the Science is taught  as separate biology, chemistry and physics lessons with subject specialist teachers, to prepare students for the GCSE courses they start in Yr11. Each separate Science subject is allocated 1 double period per week.

The purpose of this site is to keep you up to date with the many activities ongoing within the department, both in and outside the classroom, meeting the requirements of the KS3 curriculum. The Yr8-10 good student awards in Science will also be published here every month to celebrate the achievement of pupils displaying hardwork and commitment in science.

Pupils can retrieve missed worksheets/homework sheets from the junior science section on the school VLE site and access extra revision worksheets. Please keep checking back to this micro site as it is developed to see the updates.

 

Yr9 Castlerock Science Visit- June 2013.

On Thursday 06 June and Friday 07 June Yr9 made the infamous train journey to Castlerock as part of their Science activites at the end this term. With activities starting as soon as we set off, pupils measured the time between stops to enable them to calculate the train speeds back at school. The weather was perfect for our work in the sand dunes, investigating banded snail populations, marram grass growth  and then on to the rocky shore to observe animal and plant adaptations there. A walk along the cliffs next and on Friday pupils managed to reach the dam and black glen where pupils looked at the design of the dam and were able to understand its construction and location, linking it with those used at reservoirs and hydroelectric schemes- we are now looking forward to the project work pupils submit before the end of term. A few photos below with further photographs available via the gallery.