Physical Science

SMA: Physical Science – Outing to the Science Centre

SMA: Physical Science – Outing to the Science Centre

The Grade 11’s and 12’s went to the Science Centre in Observatory to do two of their formal practicals for the year. Here are some photos of the day!

by April 22, 2014 Physical Science
SMA: Physical Science – Silly Slime

SMA: Physical Science – Silly Slime

The Grade 12’s learnt a lot about Organic Chemistry this term – one of the things they learnt to do was to make silly slime. The mixture of Elmer’s Glue with Borax and water produces a putty-like material called a polymer. In simplest terms, a polymer is a long chain of molecules. You can use the example of cooking spaghetti[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 Physical Science
SMA: Physical Science – Milky Experiments

SMA: Physical Science – Milky Experiments

Here is a simple experiment you can all do at home. All you need is: Milk Food Colouring Dishwashing liquid 1. Pour the milk into a bowl 2. Add a few drops of food colouring 3. Add a drop of dish-washing liquid into the middle of the food colouring. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE MOVIE:  IMG_1365 The secret of the[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 Physical Science
SMA: Physical Science – Grade 11 Physics

SMA: Physical Science – Grade 11 Physics

The Grade 11’s have had a testing term in Physical Science. Here are the girls doing their formal physics practical for the term – verifying Newtons 2nd Law.  

by March 25, 2014 Physical Science
And there was light

And there was light

The practical aspect of Life Science has been hampered as we have slowly built up our stock of equipment. However, when faced with a problem a creative solution was needed which I managed to solve. Now that we have Bunsen burners and gas connections in Life Science  we have been able to perform oxidation reactions as well as investigating the[Read More…]

by March 11, 2014 Physical Science

Drivers Licences and Grade 12 Physics!

It is extremely important to understand why we all need to pass our driving tests. It’s not a question of whether you can parallel park, check your review mirror 100 times a minute or not, but rather to make sure that you understand the danger of being “behind the wheel”. The consequences of driving to fast was explained using the[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 Physical Science
Will the bottle fall over?

Will the bottle fall over?

The Grade 11 Science students learnt about Newtons First Law this week. Daniel London and Valeria Gallo demonstrate this Law for us in class. Click on the image below to view the video.

by February 17, 2014 Physical Science
Grade 11 Science

Grade 11 Science

The Grade 11’s are currently learning about Newton’s Laws of Motion. For those of you who don’t know Newton, his most famous statement was that every reaction has an equal and opposite reaction. So, if you push on a wall, then the wall is going to push back!   Isaac Newton was an incredible man, but as with all scientists,[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 Physical Science
Science students visit UCT

Science students visit UCT

We are busy winding down a hectic but fun-filled term in Mathematics and Science here at Silvermine Academy. All the report marks and comments are in and we are busy trying to squeeze in the last bit of work before the holidays start. Last week the Grade 11 Science students visited the Chemistry Department of UCT where they performed a[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 Physical Science
Science Bubbles and Graphs Galore

Science Bubbles and Graphs Galore

Hi everyone I have just taken over from Elmarie Delport as the new Mathematics and Physical Science teacher for Silvermine Academy. This is now my 4th week here and so far I am absolutely loving it. The staff and the children are wonderful and I am very happy to have made the move back into teaching! Physical Science The past[Read More…]

by August 29, 2013 Physical Science