This topic is based on the theme that a group of Scientists are aboard a ship headed for Australia when their ship becomes damaged and they run aground on an undiscovered tropical Island. They are stranded and make
the most of their situation by learning about the Island and its inhabitants
they are able to access their ship which was loaded with supplies.
Pupils will work their way through a series of individual and group tasks to discover more about biodiversity, food chains and webs, interdependence, sampling organisms and abiotic factors, adaptations, behaviour, micro-organisms and industry, plant reproduction and commercial production, germination and photosynthesis as well as fertilisers and nitrogen. Pupils will considered a vareity of topical science issues such as natural hazards, climate change, overfishing, deforestation and oil spills.
FORENISICS AND THE HUMAN BODY
This topic is based on the discovery of an unidentified body in the surrounding area and pupils in the Biology department are given the opportunity to become involved in the case. They work alongside a series of scientific experts to find out about the person and how they died. Pupils
will work their way through a series of tasks to learn about organs and cells, the nervous system and brain, DNA and genes, chromosomes and genetic crosses, the skeleton and cell division, stem cells, blood sugar and diabetes as well as enzymes. Pupils will also look at a variety of advances in modern science and their future applications.
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