Articles by: Karin Winterbach

Physical Science Grade 11: Fast, Faster, Fastest!

Physical Science Grade 11: Fast, Faster, Fastest!

The Grade 11 Physical Science students planned and performed rates of reaction experiments where they investigated how the speed of Hydrochloric acid reacting with Magnesium changes when the concentration changes. Each student had to research a different method and then perform and record it by themselves. Science is so much more fun when we learn by means of practicals!  

BIG concept… SMALL experiment

BIG concept… SMALL experiment

Photosynthesis: The life-saving process happening quietly and continuously around us daily. Grade 10 Life Science students performed various experiments to demonstrate the limiting factors of photosynthesis. Testing for starch is an essential investigation to determine if a plant photosynthesized, and all the students had the opportunity to perform the test by themselves.

by May 3, 2018 High School, Life Science
Inside the KIDNEY with the Grade 11’s

Inside the KIDNEY with the Grade 11’s

The Grade 11 Life Science class was very excited to perform their first proper dissection. Hopefully, there will be a few future doctors judging by the surgical procedures observed! All the students found the experience intriguing and their interest and enthusiasm was evident.

by April 20, 2018 High School, Life Science
Final Titrations in Physical Science

Final Titrations in Physical Science

        As the final countdown begins for the Grade 12 Physical Science group – we have to do a Chemistry practical as part of their year mark. Titration is a procedure where we neutralise an acid with a base and determining the exact volumes needed. Piece of cake!

by July 30, 2015 Physical Science
Marvellous Molecules

Marvellous Molecules

The Grade 10 chemistry class this week got the chance to build and learn about the shapes of covalent molecules. The Grade 10s followed instructions to build linear, angular and tetrahedral molecules out of jellytots and toothpicks. Hopefully the knowledge will be stored by eating the molecules afterwards!

by April 22, 2015 Physical Science
Welcome to Life Science

Welcome to Life Science

A special welcome to the grade 10 Life Science students! Your journey starts now and I hope that I will help to create a love and responsibility towards nature and science in each and every one of you over the next 3 years. Welcome back, Jack – and welcome Rebecca – Silvermine is very happy to have you as a[Read More…]

by February 11, 2015 Life Science
Grade 11 approaching the home stretch

Grade 11 approaching the home stretch

Recently, I had to compile a power point presentation of my mentor group, the grade 11’s. As I found pictures from the beginning of 2014, I realised how much each and every one of you has grown into well-adjusted young adults – and my heart grew warm with pride and gratefulness. As an educator, we sometimes have to take a[Read More…]

by November 20, 2014 Life Science
SMA: Primary Investigations

SMA: Primary Investigations

As part of their preparation for the Grade 12 One Research Task, the Grade 10’s had to design their own investigation, do the investigation over 6 weeks and then record their results. The “garden” was a hive of activity! Well done, Grade 10’s!   

by October 30, 2014 Life Science
SMA LS: Morphology Museum

SMA LS: Morphology Museum

Last week Friday the Grade 10-12 Life Science students traveled all the way to Bellville to visit the Medical Morphology Museum at Tygerberg Hospital. Two SUPER medical students were our facilitators for the day and the first stop was the……..DISSECTION LABORATORY. And, no, we were not going to dissect a fish, crayfish or even a rabbit. On the tables were[Read More…]

by August 28, 2014 Life Science
Life Science and Physical Science

Life Science and Physical Science

Welcome to Term 3! Both LIFE SCIENCE and PHYSICAL SCIENCE have kicked off with practicals in preparation for the finals in Grade 12. The Life Science Grade 10 group has been busy in the garden with their primary investigations. I am looking forward to see how their hypothetical questions or theories get answers! We have exciting studies taking place such as[Read More…]

by August 6, 2014 Life Science