Secondary Science

Grade 10 Science

Grade 10 Science

Grade 10 started their science MOCK exam this week where they sat for Paper 2 exam. Students have also been doing practice papers in preparation for MOCK exams scheduled for next week.

Grade 9 Science

Grade 9 Science

Grade 9 started a new unit this week, MOVEMENT. Guided by our statement of inquiry - movement enables humans and animals to change their surrounding for the better, we looked at how change in time and space over many years has impacted on our livelihood . Students...

Grade 7 Science

Grade 7 Science

Students continued working on their summative tasks on the atmosphere unit. This week they finished building their weather stations and models of the weather instruments. Using the assessment rubric for criterion B, students were able to refine their models, come up...

Animal Physiology – Heart Dissection

Animal Physiology – Heart Dissection

As we continue to learn about certain parts of mammalian anatomy, we turned our focus to the heart today. I brought in a couple hearts form the butcher so that grade 11 biology students could see the way the heart functions. Students reported being to varying degrees...

Grade 11 Physics

Grade 11 Physics

This week in grade 11 we started a new topic, Oscillations and Waves. We looked at different oscillatory and periodic motions and used these to discuss Simple Harmonic Motion involving damping systems.

Grade 7 Science

Grade 7 Science

This week we continued on our third unit about the Atmosphere. Students have been building mini weather stations and different instruments used by meteorologists.

Flowers!

Flowers!

The grade 12 students are nearing the end of their plant physiology unit. This week we found flowers and dissected them in order to better know their parts. The weather has been so cool the children wanted jackets to be outside early in the morning. In class they cut...

Soap-Making in Chemistry

Soap-Making in Chemistry

The 12th grade students applied some of their chemistry skills to make soap from oils and alkali solution they prepared. They can explain the chemistry behind this important process used to make all kinds of bar soap. Once the soap cures we will cut it into blocks for...

Grade 8 science

Grade 8 science

This week grade 8 Scientists have continued with their inquiries into what makes a balanced diet with focus on their statement of inquiry (SOI) Our energy intake depends on our lifestyle choices and has consequences They have begun to design a product that utilizes...

Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Science

This week Grade 8 Scientists have continued their unit that is investigating healthy eating. They have been applying the food tests they learnt last week and checking foods for Starch Protein Glucose Fats to assist with their inquiries into the SOI Balancing our...

Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Science

This week grade 8 scientists were investigating food and nutrition as part of the unit looking at healthy eating. Their current SOI (statement of inquiry) is Balancing our energy intake to meet our lifestyle choices has consequences. They have been in the lab looking...

Grade 8 science

Grade 8 science

This week Grade 8 Scientists were continuing to work through their unit on ecosystems. To focus on their statement of inquiry (SOI) The Earth will become uninhabitable for humans and many organisms if we continue to damage the environment. they were producing a...

Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Scientists were examining the samples they took on their field trip to Wadi Hibi. The location at Wadi Hibi they visited before the holidays They looked at the living (biotic) factors and what adaptations life had made to adapt to the harsh ecosystem. To do...

Pond Weed

Pond Weed

This week we started our first biology unit in science! We started off by having a look at a biology experiment given to us by Mr.Mwita. This experiment looked at how plants process sunlight into chemical energy. Specifically we were looking at pond weeds. Pond weeds...

Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Science

This week grade 8 Scientists continued to investigate ecosystems. To fuel their inquiries further they went on a field trip to Wadi Hibi. Here they could see first hand how the physical environment (abiotic) influences the living (biotic) life that grow there. Before...

Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Science

This week Grade 8 Scientists were completing an assessment for there first unit on communities. The task was assessed by criteria A: knowing and understanding and had them apply their understanding to the unfamiliar topic of scallop fisheries. Later this week they...

Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Science

This week Grade 8 Scientists were investigating Photosynthesis. They then used their creativity to communicate their understanding in the form of a display. The activity came from their inquiries into communities as part of their unit looking into the SOI:to achieve...

Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Science

This week grade 8 Scientists have been continuing to work through their unit on communities and the SOI: To achieve fairness, development must balance the needs of the current communities with the needs of future communities. As part of this they were investigating...

Another year of learning gone!

Another year of learning gone!

Time flies when you are having fun. A full academic year has been completed and students have done some serious amount of progress in Science around here. Grade 12 students graduated and are waiting for results to go to university after a well deserved summer. Grade11...

Last sprint before the summer

Last sprint before the summer

This week we had the visit of our future IB Biology and Chemistry students, with which we were introducing the coming course and doing some interesting introductory labs. Grade 11 Biology students continued completing the unit on Human Physiology SL, to be finished...