Scientists At Work

Year 7 top scientists Christopher Neale, Morgan Ackerman and Adam Bradshaw with their impressive home learning evidence.

Year 7 top scientists Christopher Neale, Morgan Ackerman and Adam Bradshaw with their impressive home learning evidence.

Year 7 science students have been enjoying their new home learning tasks. Students in Year 7 and 8 are now taught science through themed topics, such as ‘Barry Boys at War’, ‘Lost in Space’, ‘All at Sea’ and ‘Fast Cars’. Students are encouraged to present their home learning tasks through any medium they decide upon. This has resulted in a huge array of differing home learning being displayed within the science faculty.

As part of the ‘Barry Boys at War’ home learning task, students were asked to make a compass. Some students brought in their compass to be used within school; others completed the task at home and brought in photographic evidence of their work
8BR investigating and reporting on the issues of wind turbines and renewable energy.

Some of the work produced by Miss Seville’s science class, 7AJO is displayed in the photo. Two of the best ‘Making a compass’ tasks were completed by Morgan Ackerman (pictured centre) and Adam Bradshaw (pictured right). Morgan’s work is displayed on the wall behind him; Adam is holding a photo of the compass completed at home. Morgan also won ‘Home Learner of the Month’ in 7AJO for his completed compass.

During the ‘Lost in Space’ topic one home learning task was to produce a model solar system. Christopher Neale (pictured left) clearly put a lot of effort into creating an outstanding ‘Model solar system’. He is pictured holding his completed model solar system, which he made out of coat hangers, wire and plasticine. These examples are just a few of the impressive assortment of Home Learning tasks created throughout the whole of Year 7 and Year 8.

Science has recently been part of a curriculum review. Mrs Ford really enjoyed watching 8BR investigating and reporting on the issues of wind turbines and renewable energy.

Well done to all the students involved.

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