The Year 10 students at Lansdowne School have now completed their human body topic as part of our science learning. This ended with a short exam to test the level of knowledge. We have now moved on to the next part of our science learning with a look at chemistry.
Our learning started with a class discussion about what we mean by chemistry. Miss McNie helped the pupils by showing them a copy of the periodic table. Our early discussion looked at the role of atoms in elements – the smallest form that particles can be reduced to.
Year 10 then considered how elements are made when different atoms are joined together. We had a brainstorming session to try and think of as many different elements as we could. Miss McNie reminded the pupils that we have previously made hydrogen in the Lansdowne lab.
Our future chemistry learning will involve lab experiments looking at limestone reactions and copper extractions.