This week is British Science Week, and as part of their studies into separation techniques, Year 7 pupils have been using filtration, evaporation, distillation, and chromatography to separate a variety of substances. Having successfully retrieved salt from rock salt, they have created chromatograms by separating the inks used to make felt tip pens. Year 8 pupils, meanwhile, are reviewing their work in this field by trying to separate a mixture of iron filings, aluminium shavings, sand, and sugar.
Next week in a joint activity between the maths and the science departments, Year 7 will be looking at the relationship between speed, distance and time. They will be learning how to rearrange the formula and to change between different units of measure. Pupils will also be calculating their own speed in sprints and over assault courses as well as the speed of a car as it moves down different height ramps. They will be using a distance sensor to help get a better understanding of distance-time graphs.Academic