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.
And we are off… Started our cross curricular project for British Science Week with our S1 pupils… Great recognition of the skills needed for STEM. #engagement#choice @ScienceWeekUKpic.twitter.com/pgpp5Ng0zl
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.
Well done to our S6 baccalaureate student who presented her research project to her peers this week. And a huge thank you to our students for their feedback, support and encouragement of their colleague. #COREVALUES HHARK pic.twitter.com/peSmF8jtib
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.
All S1/2 pupils, in Computing Science, are being encouraged to build and animate a snowman in Scratch and enter the Dresscode Snowman Coding Competition in conjunction with The Robert Gordon University School of Computing. Pupils are being encouraged to the show their creative flair by being as imaginative as they can. Entries close on Friday 18 December. Good luck everyone!
Ethical Hacker helps launch Project Based Learning
“Me, My Data and Cyber Crime”. Project Based Learning kicked off with S3 Computing Science enjoying an entry event with Moe Keir from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre. Moe is an ethical hacker, who had a virtual period with Mrs Czarnecki’s class on Tuesday, where he explained his career journey into ethical hacking and gave some very interesting insights into this career choice. Pupils asked some very interesting questions and found it “awesome”. Moe will have input throughout the project and the final product, that each pupil creates, will be sent to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre for a panel of experts to provide feedback.
What better way to kick start Book Week Scotland than to have a virtual author visit. Obviously things are very different this year but the Scottish Book Trust launched their Scottish Friendly book tours and we were lucky enough to secure a spot to listen to Robin Stevens. Robin is the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series and during the session yesterday she discussed how she comes up with her ideas and plot structures of her murder mysteries. Robin was was engaging and we were able to ask her some questions that were well thought of. A very pleasant start to the week!
This year’s National Poetry Day focus was on vision. Last Thursday we set as many pupils and staff as possible the challenge of writing their own vision haikus. The effort put in was incredible so please enjoy a small selection for now, more to follow next term…
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
Some of our BGE pupils have been giving their favourite books and authors a “shout out” to recommend them to others. Some have also talked about the benefits of reading during this time as a way to unwind and relax.
This is just a small selection for now but you can see more over on our twitter feed @AlfordEnglish.