Science

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Science Department Staff

Mrs B Carson (Head of Department)

Mrs A Ferry

Miss L Gamble

Mrs F Kennedy

Mr C Lawther

Mr R Clifford (Technician)

Why Study Science?

Science helps our understanding of the world around us. Everything we know about the universe, from what an atom is made up of to how plants grow, is the result of scientific research and experiment. From our knowledge of gravity to new vaccines, students of Science have shaped our world.

All of these advances can trace their origin back to individuals learning about Science as students. That’s why it is in the interests of governments, and wider society to promote Science as a subject at schools; as scientific advances improve our quality of life leading to a better tomorrow.

 

Science skills allow you to take part in public debate and decision making about Science and health matters and understanding Science helps people act responsibly towards the environment

Qualifications in Science often help people into a wide range of interesting, well paid jobs.

"Science explains how the world works - I love how factual it is!"

"I enjoy Science because the practical work is really fun and exciting."

"I absolutely love doing experiements, using chemicals and exploring different reactions. It is really fun!"

KS3 Science Course Details

Year 8 Knowledge

  • Learning To Be A Scientist – an introduction to the safe use of apparatus, planning experiments and measurement.

  • Energy

  • Cells and Reproduction

  • Building Blocks – particle theory, atoms, molecules, elements and compounds

  • Living Things

Year 9 Knowledge

  • Acids and Alkalis

  • Earth and Space

  • Food, Diet and Teeth

  • Electricity

  • The Atmosphere

Year 10 Knowledge

In Year 10 pupils can be taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or continue with a combined course.

Biology

  • Digestion

  • Breathing and Respiration

  • Photosynthesis

  • Blood and Circulation

  • Microbiology

Chemistry

  • Building Blocks

  • Metals And Their Reactions

  • Materials

  • Atomic Structure

 

Physics 

  • Forces

  • Moments and Pressure

  • Light

  • Heat Transfer

  • Sound

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”

– Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953), American astronomer, after whom The Hubble Space Telegraph was named.

Image by Science in HD

Career Options

Studying any of the sciences can lead to numerous rewarding careers. Some of which are:

  • Renewable Energy Engineers

  • Doctors

  • Sport Scientists

  • Mechanical Engineers

  • Robotic Engineers

  • Chemists

  • Veterinarians

  • Agronomists

Lurgan Junior High School

Lurgan Junior High School, Lower Toberhewny Lane, Gilford Road. Lurgan, Co. Armagh, BT66 8SU

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