Faraday Challenge

Mr Bryson was hoping to take a team to this event.  Because of the lockdown, it’s now a virtual event open to all.

Faraday challenge

Contact Mr Bryson through science@coltnesshigh.n-lanark.sch.uk if you are interested in taking part.

Advanced Higher Sciences for next session

We’ve had a few pupils asking about Advanced Higher courses for next year.  Because of the low numbers we’re not usually able to teach them in Coltness, but each year we support our pupils who are studying at other schools.  We don’t have Microsoft Teams available for them, but you will have been registered for your science at AH level in Scholar.  You should check you can log on (through Glow) and have a look at some of the material there.  Don’t worry about falling behind – AH courses never start until August anyway.  Mrs Welsh might start a team for AH biology, so let her know if you’re interested.

Work for the new S5 and S6 classes for 2020-21

If you are currently in S4 or S5, you should have got a message from Mr McGilp about the new work we’re starting for next year’s courses.  In the sciences, we will mostly be posting that on Microsoft Teams on Glow.  I’ve been setting these Teams up today, so you might get a few emails about joining an Office 365 group.  Just ignore these just now.  Because we don’t know what you’ve opted for next year, we’re making the teams available to all pupils who have studied the subject before.  If you find yourself in a team for a subject you’re not doing, just ignore it, or leave if you want.  More details will follow in the next few days.

National 5 Physics

Although there is no N5 exam this year, if you are coming back to do physics next year you should still be studying.  The Higher course is a big step up from N5, so you need to be very secure in your N5 knowledge.  You can use BBC Bitesize N5 Physics or Scholar, which you access through Glow.  One of the best ways to study is by using past papers.  We like this document which you’ll also find in the N5 past papers tab above:

N5PastPapers

You can download a free Kindle ebook – look for details on a different post.

Here are some useful websites and fun stuff for a lighter way to revise:

Smarter Every Day

PHET simulations

Yenka simulations – free download

Space video and quiz

Waves quiz

Forces quiz

Space quiz

Newton’s Laws quiz

Radiation quiz

Electricity quiz

Properties of Matter quiz

Vectors and scalars quiz

Energy quiz

Remember you can email us with any questions on

science@coltnesshigh.n-lanark.sch.uk

S3 physics

Both S3 physics classes are well through the coursework for the year, and almost ready to start S4 National 5 units.  If we’re not back at school in June, we will post the fourth year work on radioactivity. You will also soon be doing a National 4 Added Value Unit on renewable energy, so you could do some general research on that.  There are some other activities here to keep you busy:

Smarter Every Day

PHET simulations

Yenka simulations – free download

Space video and quiz

Waves quiz

Forces quiz

Space quiz

Newton’s Laws quiz

Remember you can email us with any questions on

science@coltnesshigh.n-lanark.sch.uk

Science work for S1 and S2 pupils

You’ll find links to notes and homework on the tabs above.  Try to complete any missing homeworks from the sections you have studied.  Use the notes to help.

Here are some links to other activities to try:

https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home

https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html

https://www.funkidslive.com/podcast/the-fun-kids-science-weekly/#

https://buggyandbuddy.com/science-activities-kids/

https://www.cellsalive.com/

Fungus growth (for S2 Biotechnology):

http://www.reading.ac.uk/virtualexperiments/ves/preloader-fungus.html

Remember you can email us with any questions on

science@coltnesshigh.n-lanark.sch.uk

 

School closure – coronavirus

While the school is closed, science teachers will be posting activities for pupils on Microsoft Teams, which is accessed through Glow.

Any pupil who has forgotten their Glow password or username should email this address:

glowresets@coltnesshigh.n-lanark.sch.uk

If you have any questions about science, you can email your teacher at this address:

science@coltnesshigh.n-lanark.sch.uk

 

Supported Study in the sciences

Here is an updated list of the supported study going on in the department.

All sessions are drop-in.  You don’t have to stay for the full session.

 

National 5 Biology

Tuesdays 3.45-4.45 pm in Lab 6 (Miss Brennan/Miss Clarkson)

Wednesday lunchtimes in Lab 8 (Mr Hartie)

 

Higher Human Biology 

Tuesdays 4-5 pm in Lab 7 (Mrs Welsh)

Thursdays 4-5 pm in Lab 8 (Mr Hartie)

 

Chemistry

Thursday after school (Mrs Scoular)

 

Physics

Tuesday lunchtimes (Mr Miller)

Wednesday after school (Mr Bryson)

Thursday after school (Mr Miller)

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