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Celebrating Science

Eight Year 7 students gave up part of their half-term holiday to demonstrate scientific principles to the general public. This event took part over three days, and was organised by Durham University Outreach department on the Palace Green next to Durham Cathedral. Our students...
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Super Cells with Year 7

Year 7 students got creative in Science by showing what they have learned about the structure of cells. They made their own cell at home, labelling the different parts of the cell’s anatomy before presenting their creations to their peers. We had some fantastically...
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Uncovering Discovery

Pupils attended ‘Science Works’ at Newcastle Discovery Museum where they took part in numerous exciting scientific activities.  Favourites included getting hands on in a marine habitats session, touching lobsters, crabs and starfish with marine biologists from the Dove...
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Bring It On!

RTC North delivered an exciting science lesson to Year 7 in preparation for the ‘Bring It On!’ event at the Beacon of Light in October. Students took part in activities before being set the challenge to design an undersea ocean grabber which they have until October to create....
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Shrub Science

Our Science Department have been getting green-fingered with Year 7 and 8 students as they learned about the biology and ecology of trees.  Students were given the chance to plant saplings in our school garden in order to track their growth and record the changes throughout...
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Celebrating Science

In celebration of National Science Week students have been enjoying special demonstrations hosted by the Science department.  From fun with physics to crazy chemistry, students embraced the wonders of Scientific discovery.
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Fun at the Physics Fair

A Year 7 team represented Southmoor in the ‘Physics is Fun’ competition final at St Peter’s Campus of Sunderland University competing against teams from five other schools of the Ogden Trust Sunderland Partnership.  There was also an inspiring presentation on the size...
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The Nest Generation

Earlier in the term the Science department began incubation on a selection of chicken eggs for Year 7 pupils to study as part of exploring life cycles, survival skills and adaptions of living organisms. We were happy to welcome some fluffy new arrivals as the chicks...
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Incubation Station

Southmoor would like to thank Garden Feathers Bird Supplies for making a delivery of 30 just laid chicks eggs.  Mr Alf Sermond from the charity spoke to a Year 7 class to share his knowledge and fun facts about eggs, chicks and hens and also answered questions from the...
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Chemistry at Work

On Tuesday, 14 Year 8 students attended the ‘Chemistry at Work’ event at the University of Sunderland.  The aim was to show alternative career options after studying Chemistry rather than just the stereotypical laboratory jobs associated with the subject. Students took part...
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