Sylvester is back in the Science Department!

Friday, 11 December 2015

Sylvester has been busy this term, almost too busy to write his blog! The start of the year is always like this he thinks… A few weeks ago he was in S11 helping the new Year 9s investigate the evaporation of alcohol from cotton wool, will the temperature go up or down? He’s not so sure….

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Sylvester visits St Francis of Assisi School

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Sylvester and some of the Sixth Formers have been out assisting Chemistry Teacher Mr Donegan as he gave a captivating chemistry demonstration at St Francis of Assisi School, Crawley. Showing around 180 pupils the properties of atmospheric gases such as nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide, Sylvester got a great view from the table!

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Learning about photosynthesis

Monday, 23 March 2015

Sylvester has been helping Year 9 investigate photosynthesis. Elly, Lexi and Niamh tested a leaf that had been kept in the dark. They made sure that they turned the Bunsen burner off before they used ethanol to remove the chlorophyll. Sylvester doesn’t think there’s any starch in the leaf because iodine goes blue/black if starch…

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Physics on a Higher Level!

Monday, 09 February 2015

Sylvester joined the Higher Level IB Physics students for their investigation into the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics. Here he is helping Tord collect data for his calibration curve of the thermistor.  Sylvester wonders what Tord will do once he has made a calibration curve.

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Stirring without a spoon!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Sylvester is helping the technicians again. Today he’s making sodium chloride solution using a magnetic stirrer. He’d like to make it swirl really fast but that would splash solution everywhere!

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Sylvester's Science Blog

Named after Sylvester II, a Benedictine monk, scholar and teacher, this teddy is in his element – with or without his lab coat on. He may be based in West Sussex but his aspirations are global and his love of all things scientific shines through, as he finds out what the School’s Science Department are up to.

Getting technical!

Sylvester has been helping the technicians. He is testing the equipment for a Physics practical on levers. Sylvester wonders if there’s any syrup left in the tin….