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P7 Link Day – Developing Skills in Science

P7 Link Day – Developing Skills in Science

This Tuesday (10th May) Alford Academy welcomed almost 120 P7 pupils for their Link Day. For part of their time all pupils spent 90 minutes in the Faculty of Science, learning about safely and developing essential science based skills. These skills were then used for several different activities.

Pupils made colour changing crystals by accurately weighing out chemicals, making solutions and then mixing these to start the crystal forming process. Because of the chemicals used the crystals start to change colour when the temperature changes. Below are some pictures of some excellent crystals made on Link Day.

Pupils also constructed viewers that when placed on a phone screen can produce a 3D Hologram image. This required precision and accuracy in the construction process.

 

 

We hope that all the P7 pupils enjoyed their time at Alford Academy and within Science as much as the staff enjoyed meeting them all.

Faculty of Science, Alford Academy.

@AlfordScience

Science – Excellent Home Learning #10

Science – Excellent Home Learning #10

This week our pupils and parents continue to enjoy and engage with our British Science Week projects, making biomes in a bottle, crystals and holograms. Please visit the following Twitter posts to see just some of the excellent examples that have been produced

 

@AlfordScience @ScienceWeekUK

 

Science – Excellent Home Learning #9

Science – Excellent Home Learning #9

This week we have had another 2 examples of Excellent Home learning posted on the Alford Science Twitter feed.

Use the following link to find out more about how S1 pupils are performing tasks linked to British Science Week. This starts an interdisciplinary project also involving the Faculties of Business Education and Computing, Humanities, Mathematics and Enterprise and Creativity.

 

The second link below highlights the work of a S6 pupil who presented their research project to S3 and S6 pupils. The research and presentation form part of their Scottish Baccalaureate qualification.

@AlfordScience  #AlfordScience

Science – Excellent Home Learning #6

Science – Excellent Home Learning #6

The Science Faculty is striving to keep pupil engagement as high as possible during home learning. To achieve this we are using several platforms alongside Google Classroom, to inform pupils of what they are required to learn and providing a variety of activities to achieve this.  We are providing feedback on pupil work, celebrating when successful home learning has happened but also giving any ‘next steps’ required to improve work further. We have also been gathering feedback from pupils and adjusting home learning based on their responses. We have put some examples of this in the video below.

 

We acknowledge the following resources and platforms uses within the Science Faculty

@kahoot @fuseschool @youtube @edpuzzle @echalk @brightreddigitalzone @googleclassroom @googleforms @PhET @googleslides @Tilly @clickview @transition @scholarn@bbcbitesize @brightred @bpes @sqa @ExxonMobil

 

@AlfordScience

 

Science – Excellent Home Learning #5

Science – Excellent Home Learning #5

Today we will share examples of the excellent home learning from some of our new S6 pupils studying Advanced Higher Biology.

Excellent summary notes and mind maps are helping to consolidate the understanding of Laboratory Techniques and the Cellular Production of Proteins.

@AlfordScience

Science – Excellent Home Learning #3

Science – Excellent Home Learning #3

We have made  a new video of some of the excellent home learning produced by our BGE Science pupils in the past week. BGE is the Broad General Education curriculum followed by S1 to S3 pupils. This week S1 are completing their topic on Materials and S2 are studying air resistance within the Forces topic. Well done to all our pupils for their continued effort and their excellent home learning.

@AlfordScience

#AlfordScience

Science – Excellent Home Learning

Science – Excellent Home Learning

So many pupils have been completing excellent home learning in Science, that we thought we would share some of it with you. Our S1s are currently working on Materials, including the properties of substances and elements.

Here you see how a knowledge of the solubility of coloured pigments in Skittles can by used to create beautiful patterns and how a cube can be created to display facts about the element Helium.

More examples of Excellent Home Learning by Science pupils at Alford can be found on the Alford Science Twitter  feed @AlfordScience

 

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