Practical Science Skills as Year 9 Prepare for IGCSE

During the last few weeks Year 9 have been refining their practical laboratory techniques and learning essential skills which they will require for IGCSE Science commencing in H1 next academic year. The students have learnt how to test food types for protein, fat, carbohydrates and sugar. They did this by setting food alight and calculating the joules of energy per gram. They also learnt how to calculate the magnification of specimens from biological drawings using the microscope.

During this final week of term they have put all their practice to the test and completed individual practical assessments which has been a challenging but useful experience.

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