Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Seddon
This is an achievable course for students and has been designed to provide opportunities to students to develop hands-on, practical skills in a real-world context. The skills developed could then be applied to life outside of the classroom.
The course includes a study of life processes, growing and maintaining seeds, investigating the implications of heat for everyday life and an introduction to electronics.
Growing and maintaining plants grown from seeds in containers. This involves preparing containers, planting seeds, and then taking care of them, including one transplantation into a larger container. At the same time, you will be thinking about factors that affect seed germination and seedling growth.
Investigating factors that affect seed germination and reporting on the investigation. You will also start developing some simple electronics that can perform basic functions.
Completing the electronics project. The rest of the term is about heat (conduction, convection and radiation) and the implications for you in your everyday life.
Finishing off the work on heat and reporting on findings.