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.
Our home-schooled students have been describing how the digestion system works in humans.
Focus points were to know what the mouth, tongue, teeth, oesophagus, stomach and intestine do to help us digest our food as well as knowing the order of our digestive system.
Digestion is a scientific way of describing how we break down our food.
It describes everything that happens to our food once it enters our mouths.
The digestive system starts in our mouths.
When food is swallowed it leaves Read more [...]
The aim of the experiment was to determine what are the factors that contribute to rusting in metals or leading them to corrode.
Rust is the crumbly, brown material which is caused by the chemical reaction or rather an oxidation process of iron and steel. Iron and steel rust in the presence of oxygen and water.
When a metal object such as nail, rusts the molecules of iron on the surface of the nail exchange atoms with the oxygen in the air and produce a new substance, the reddish-brown ferrous Read more [...]
In Science some of our children have been creating a tasty model to investigate plate tectonics.
This was a hands-on activity to teach students about plate tectonics.
The model describes the structure of the Earth’s plates and the Earth’s layers as well as the theory of plate tectonics.
This activity was completed after initial instruction on the layers of the Earth and tectonic plates.