Our students have been very busy experimenting in their science lessons this term and have had a lot of fun along the way.
Our GCSE group have been studying plants, learning about photosynthesis. They designed an experiment to investigate the effect of light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis and used pond weed to be able to collect the oxygen bubbles produced during photosynthesis.
Year 9 and 10 groups studying for their Entry Level qualifications were investigating melting points of different substances. They found that substances with high melting points have strong forces that hold their particles closer together, so they take longer to melt. Substances with low boiling points have weak forces between their particles, so take a shorter amount of time to melt.
Our Key Stage 3 pupils have been investigating the viscosity of different liquids. They really enjoyed timing the liquids to run through the viscometer. They predicted that more viscose liquids would take longer to run, and their results matched their predictions!