Science - Term 2
The Science Department would like to congratulate their lower school students on a very successful Term 2.
The Year 7 students studying Physical Sciences looked at forces such as friction and the six simple machines including the pulley pictured.
Year 8 students were also studying Physical Sciences and examined different forms of energy and the transformations that occur, such as the pictured elastic potential to kinetic in model cars and energy efficient housing.
Year 9 students studied Biological Sciences starting the term with the coordination provided by our endocrine and nervous systems, followed by studying ecological relationships.
Year 10 students studied Chemical Sciences, specifically factors affecting reaction rates and the Academic Extension students studied Reduction-Oxidation (Redox) reactions and stoichiometry.
A Pride Group has been formed and the LGBTQI+ group meet each week. The group:
- Brain storm what they want from the weekly meetings
- They named the group - Pride Group
- They created and laminated the flags and have displayed them in the Student Services office.
Staff working with the Pride Group are Mel Moore, Merrilee Wong and Louise Taylor
Year 7 Science
In Term 2, Year 7 students are studying the Physical Sciences, beginning with a focus on contact and non-contact forces. Non-contact forces such as magnetic force, electrostatic force (pictured) and gravitational force are able to affect objects without touching them.
Later in the term, Year 7s will learn about simple machines such as levers, pulleys and inclined planes.
Education Support Program
The students have built the Vege Pod garden beds themselves. They had to problem-solve an issue where a part was broken, get a replacement part and fit the part. This has been an excellent life-skills journey so far!
A compost tumbler and worms were also purchased using funding from the P&C. It was set up this week and used for our food waste. We are in the process of learning how to correctly care for compost and will roll out a program to collect food waste from other places around the school such as Home Ec.
Year 9 Photomedia
The Year 9 Photomedia students have been learning about The Exposure Triangle. This week, the students experimented with how the aperture controls light and depth of field.
They really enjoyed this fun activity and had a really high level of engagement . I am really impressed with quality of images!
Thank you to Katherine for letting me borrow the Lego figurines!