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.


Year 8 STEM Club Activities

Year 8 STEM club continues to meet every Thursday after school in S21. Since the new year we have had a seaweed workshop from the Loughs Agency where the pupils found out about the importance of  seaweed as a superfood, including taste tests.

Pupils have made a variety of different glues testing their strength and  used chocolate to engineer different shaped beams investigating how many 100g masses each could withstand!

Last week Karen Healy, environmental officer from Creggan  Country Parks met up with the students and pupils made bat and bird boxes. Projects coming up later this term  include:

- crystal growing

- is food a good fuel?

- making a vortex cannon 

-  a global experiment using hydrogels

After Easter Year 8 pupils will be receiving seeds from the International Space Station and will be taking part in a UK based project alongside The Royal Horticultural Society to investigate the growth of the seeds which have been in space. you may have already have watched Tim Peake during his broadcasts on television- watch this space  for further updates.