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Science: We’re not stopping practical just because of lockdown

Well done to the year 9’s who have had a go at making and testing home indicators this week for Chemistry.  All kinds of coloured foodstuffs can be used to test household items like kitchen cleaner, toothpaste, soap, lemon juice and lemonade to see if they are acids or alkalis.

Some really well organised home practicals have taken place.  Thank you to the parents and carers who helped the boys complete this task at home.

Year 11 have also been using items to hand to complete some practicals in Physics.  Some fantastic seismographs (earthquake detetectors) were made, finding novel alternatives to school equipment.  Others have been using spoons and car wingmirrors (bearing in mind safety and staying on driveway) to compare images in different mirrors.

Thanks to all patient parents for allowing their offspring to raid the cupboards! Science is always best when it’s practical!


Mrs Arnold
Head of Science