Lachie's Year 8 Science class has been learning all about energy. They have been investigating the different types of energy, energy transformations, energy efficiency and the law of the conservation of energy, and investigating the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non renewable energies, within the context of solving real world problems. For their major assessment task the class attempted to solve the problem of heat loss by applying their knowledge of heat transfer to the construction of a homemade thermos, with several students succeeding in keeping water at 75 degrees celsius for 20 minutes.
Lachie's Year 10 Science class has started a unit on genetics by investigating how traits are passed from one generation to the next. The students obtained DNA by performing an experiment that allowed them to extract it from the nucleus of strawberry cells.