small monomers Year 9 have concluded their topic on ‘materials’ with an investigation into composite materials. In a composite material the properties of two or more materials are combined to produce an improved material. A recent innovation has been the use of...
The opening topic in the Year 9 chemistry course focuses on ceramics. In particular, how the heating and cooling process results in re-crystallisation and the formation of a new structure. This new structure resulting in a material far harder and more durable than the...
In Year 12 chemistry, we have been doing an experiment in order to find out how much calcium carbonate is in the shell of the snail (don’t worry; no snail was harmed). So first, I had to look around the school grounds to find empty snail shells! This was fun as you...
Chemistry lessons have looked a little different this week. With lessons going on-line, a web cam, plasticine and white boards have come to the fore. Simple chemical experiments have kept the link between home and the lab and Year 10 have continued with...
Dr Richardson’s Year 8s have been working on the topic of sedimentary cakes. This is their interpretation of the their favourite sedimentary rock formations in cake form!! The best type of sedimentary cakes!
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