Faculty of Science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
All SQA qualifications are supported by additional after-school study sessions throughout the week.
Biology (all levels) – Monday 3:45 to 4:45 in room B1-23
Chemistry (all levels) – Wednesday 3:45 to 4:45 in Room B1-18
Physics (AH and N5) – Monday 3:45 to 4:45, (Higher and N5) Thursday 2:55 to 3:55 in room B1-24.
Follow the QR code above to register interest for the supported study sessions. The QR code is also present on the stream of every Google Classroom. Support sessions will run throughout the year.
Faculty of Science.
The Science Faculty asked S1 pupils to make a diorama of an ecosystem as part of British Science Week 2023. This year the theme was ‘Connections’, and pupils were connecting the plant and animal life found within their chosen ecosystem or biome.
We have been overwhelmed by the excellent models produced and thought that we would show a selection of the amazing work produced by 10 of our pupils. I think you will agree that these show creativity, skill and hard work to produce such fantastic work.
Well done again to everyone, we have only shown 10 of the many outstanding dioramas produced.
Today our FA SciTech pupils made use of new binocular microscopes, kindly donated by Neptune Energy. Neptune have continued to support several projects and activities within the Science Faculty, allowing our pupils to enhance their knowledge, practical skills and presentation of work.
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.
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
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.
The Science Faculty thought we would share some excellent home learning that has been produced by many pupils during February 2021. We would like to thank everyone for their continued hard work and some amazing learning. Alford Team Science.
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
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.
Last week the new S2 year group were learning about cells. One of the tasks was to make a model of a cell. Here is a selection of some of the excellent home learning, producing cell models and cell cakes. Well done all of S2.