📚Our Tuition Club Online Science students have been learning about Chromatography- Separating dissolved Solids.
The Students looked at paper chromatography which is a method for separating dissolved substances from one another. The activity was based on how to separate mixtures (inks) and results were shared.
Alternative energy sources are a big deal these days. One such source is the wind. Our Homeschooled children having been finding out how wind turbine can use the power of the wind to generate energy for their science project. The students aged 10-11, designed various turbines using diffrent blades to find out which produces the most energy, and put the wind to work!
What is it about the shape of a rotor on a wind turbine that makes it spin easily in the wind? Our students went on to investigate Read more [...]
Our homeschooled children have been experimenting! The students aged 10-11 used electricity to split water into its two elements, hydrogen and oxygen. Although the oxygen remain dissolved, they saw evidence of the hydrogen ions. This process is called Water Electrolysis.
When students hook up the wires, electricity flows in a loop from the battery, down one of the pencils, through the water, then up the other pencil and back to the battery. The electricity actually breaks the water molecules Read more [...]
Our home-schooled girls aged 13-14 have been 'Raising- Standards' in their science experiments! The group enjoyed a fun session at the Tuiton club making Pancakes. Ever wondered what does science have to do with pancakes?.. well, when you make pancake batter you are mixing a whole range of different chemicals - so all sorts of reactions take place in the cooking! The dry ingredients contain flour and sugar, as well as salt and maybe either baking powder or baking soda. Flour supplies protein, molecules Read more [...]
Our home schooled children in year 3 and 4 have been learning all about fossilization during their science lesson. The children have learnt that fossils are the preserved remains or traces of living things from the past. There are many ways to form fossils. The experiment conducted by the children modelled the casting and moulding method. The dent made by the object, in this case were mini- dinosaur figurines in the clay is the mould. It shows the detail of the object's surface. Groundwater leaks Read more [...]
Many of our KS3 home-schooled children have produced some excellent prices of work focus on various topics within Science.
Some have been looking at the circulatory system, discussing key organs in Biology such as the inside of a heart.
Using a diagram, they were able to identify key areas and the process involved as well as discussing how to keep this vital organ healthy.
Our KS3 home-schooled children has created posters based on various topics such as how we obtain food, food groups, and a balanced diet which they have covered over the last half-term.
A balanced diet contains the different nutrients in the correct amounts to keep us healthy.
Imbalanced diets can cause obesity, starvation and deficiency diseases.
The children have discussed areas in detail such as energy, looking at factors that affect this.
Other topics covered have been related to how Read more [...]
Our home-schooled children have created models/posters based on the topics from their Daily Science booklets such as Living things inherit a combination of traits from their parents.
The children have been learning about the following key concepts e.g. Traits and Heredity.
Every organism requires a set of instructions for specifying its traits.
Heredity is the passage of these instructions from one generation to the next.
Genetics is the science of heredity.
The set of instructions Read more [...]
During Science some of the children have been learning about DNA.
DNA (short for deoxyribonucleic acid) is the single most important molecule
in living cells.
DNA is contained in the chromosomes, which are located inside the nucleus of a cell.
The children took part in a hands-on activity looking at what DNA looks like using a banana.
The activity followed on with an exercise discussing how the DNA looked like.
This term our young learners have been learning about living things that have basic needs that help them stay alive.
They took part in a hands-on activity yesterday to see how a plant drinks water.
This experiment involved placing celery in a glass of coloured water to see how the plant drinks the water.
The children were able to record the results once they saw what had happened.