Sylvester studies the importance of outputs

Friday, 07 November 2014

Sylvester is taking part in a Year 10 Physics investigation into electricity. He’s measuring resistance using a meter.

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Plotting to perfection!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sylvester is checking Alfie’s graph. The plots look accurate and he’s used a sharp pencil to draw the line. He just needs to label the axes.

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Mastering the use of a burette

Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Yr 10 Chemistry students carried out a titration experiment. They were using burettes to find out how much acid it takes to neutralise an alkali. Sylvester is helping Livia to turn the burette tap very slowly.

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The science-savvy bear helps check biology calculations

Monday, 06 October 2014

A level Biology students use statistics to work out whether their results are significant. This investigation uses standard error and 95% confidence limits. Sylvester is checking William’s calculation.

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Sylvester’s first experiment of the term

Friday, 03 October 2014

Today Sylvester joined Year 13 A2 Biology students investigating the effect of temperature on respiration in yeast. Sylvester is keeping an eye on Ben’s water bath. It’s harder than it looks to keep it at 35oC!

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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….