21.04.2016

Primary Science Day: Biology

On Wednesday 21st April, the Penrice Science Department welcomed 31 Gifted and Talented Year 5 students from local primaries for an activity day exploring Biology. Students from Mevagissey, Pondhu, Carclaze, Mt Charles, Charlestown and Bishop Bronescombe were given the opportunity to use microscopes to view their own cheek cells as well as an array of other weird… Read more »

24.03.2016

Environment and Sustainability Day

On Wednesday 16 March, Exeter University invited Mr Buse, Mr Round and 10 Year 10 students to an Environment and Sustainability Day at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the Penryn Campus. As well as touring the ESI and viewing the laboratories and research areas up close, students had chance to engage in interactive activities based… Read more »

11.03.2016

STEM vs Arts!

Pictured: The team interviews Dr Nason Six year 7 students- Erin, Aaliyah, Emily, Emily, Chelsea and Bethany- have designed a report about the importance of STEM research and why we need it. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. When asked, the Penrice News Reporters said they preferred studying Science based subject over Arts… Read more »

09.02.2016

Year 7 Speed Test

So far this year in Science, Year 7 have been looking at force and, as part of this unit, they need to be able to calculate the speed of a moving object. This term saw the first PCSO Speed Sessions held on the rugby field and AstroTurf – where students compared speed calculations between a… Read more »

15.10.2015

Primary Science Day – Physics

On Wednesday 14th October we welcomed five students each from four local primary schools – Carclaze, Pondhu, Mevagissey and Mount Charles – for the first of our four Primary Days for this year. This time the focus was Physics, with activities based on the Bloodhound car – the world’s fastest racing car, which is designed… Read more »

08.07.2015

Sixty Second Science!

On Friday 3rd July, Penrice Academy held its 3rd Annual 60 Second Science Day, which saw 40 pupils from local primaries descend on the Science Department for a day of exciting experiments. Pupils from Bishop Bronescombe, Luxulyan, Carclaze, Mount Charles, Sandy Hill, Mevagissey, Charlestown and Pondhu Primary Schools took part in three challenges: Making bubble… Read more »

25.04.2015

Local Primaries Visit for Science Day

On 24th April, 35 pupils from local primary schools visited Penrice for a special day diving into the world of water bugs, dissection and giant snakes! The pupils, from Sandy Hill, Pondu, Carclaze, Charlestown, Luxulyan and Mevagissey Primary schools, took part in a Biology themed Science day. The pupils got stuck into workshops including The… Read more »

29.01.2015

Science Immersion Day

George, Fraser and Luke during Science Immersion Day

Last week, Year 10 immersed themselves in a range of science activities testing the skills they’ve learned throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. The experiments included testing sports drinks, making chemical reactions happen after exactly minute using different concentrations of chemicals, creating rockets, working on a crime scene and finding out how much… Read more »

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