S3 Biology sampling techniques

Recently our new S3 Biology students have been using different sampling techniques to assess the distribution of plants and animals within the school grounds.  They had fun identifying some of the organisms found in our sweep samples and Mrs McCranor helped to point out some indicator species using the visualiser and how to assess the water quality of our local areas.

We also listened to an aquatic biologist talk about her career and how it is related to sampling techniques. (Click on the link below to watch).

Aquatic biologist


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S3 Chemists

This week we are continuing with Ionic bonding, all of the resources are in the week 9 folder of your Team, and I would like you to complete the following tasks.

  • Watch the recorded PowerPoint which looks at how to write ionic formula and the structure of ionic compounds and complete the tasks in the PowerPoint.
  • Attend the 2 live sessions. The first one is tomorrow at 9.45am and will be a live lesson and then the second one is on Thursday at 9am and will be a tutorial. These will take place on the S3 Chemistry Live Lessons Team.
  • Your assignment this week will be a homework exercise that we will ask you to submit so that we can see your working and correct any mistakes. I will post this on Wednesday morning with more details of what we want you to do.

Remember if you need anything, we are here to help! 🙂

S3 Physics

Week commencing 8th March

We have concluded the content within the Waves and Radiation topic. All pupils should now be starting a period of revision of all the content we have covered since the start of S3.

Summary notes should be completed with the aid of the documents available on Teams.

Homework exercises 6, 7 and 8 should be completed and submitted on the assignments tab by the end of this week.

The Class Notebook contains notes, worked examples, embedded videos and simulations covering the whole topic and should be explored. This is an available tab within Teams on computers but may require the OneNote app to be downloaded on mobile devices.

Mr Savage will host a live tutorial – based on past paper questions – on Thursday Period 4.

British Science Week 2021 for S1 and S2

National Science Week (2 weeks for Taylor High School) is a celebration of Science, Technology and Engineering.  It starts this week and will end on Friday 14/03/21.  You will have many opportunities to take part in lots of fun activities through accessing the Science Virtual Classroom in the S1 Science Team which you are a member of.

You will have 2 assignments to complete:

Assignment 1 – To post at least 1 photograph of you taking part in the many activities available, but please post lots to let us see what you got up to.

Assignment 2 – Competitions Time.  This is a quiz to complete our National Science Week event.

Good luck all, and we hope you have a fun filled 2 weeks.

National 4 Biology

We are moving onto DNA, genes and chromosomes.  Week 8 learning grid is in the Team.  Pupils should work through the activities all week.  Activities in boxes 1-4 should be completed by Tuesday.  Tutorial on Tuesday will cover all the points in this topic.  All pupils are asked to submit their assignments before Friday (this is in your Team).

Higher Human Biology

We will start unit 3 this week.  The beginning of this unit will cover neurobiology.  Learning grid for week 8 is in your HHB Team.  Please see grid for all your work.  There will be a live lesson on Wednesday P2 and 3.  Plus a tutorial on Friday P2. A “drop in” will be available to any HHB with their teacher on Friday P6, to cover any aspects of the work they may have difficulty with.  The “drop in” will also look at past paper questions from 1.2.

Week beginning 1st March S4 National 5 Biology

You will find this weeks work on your virtual classroom posted on remote learning week 8 on your class team.

This weeks work covers transport across the cell membrane.  Students should read the PowerPoints and complete their class notes using Unit 1 workbook 2.  There will be a live lesson on Tuesday period 1 and 2 going over the PowerPoints on transport across the cell membrane and the class notes.  Assignments will be posted during the week.  There will also be a live tutorial on Friday periods 3 and 4.

Advanced Higher Biology

This week pupils will investigate the life cycle of the parasitic infection Schistosomiasis and viral life cycles.  Pupils will then begin to learn about transmission, virulence and ways that the immune system defends against parasitic attack.

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