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Year 10 Science Practical

In the current global energy crisis, students have been learning about the scientific concepts related to energy and heating during their science lessons, on Monday 31st October, students in Year 10 completed a practical session in which they had to measure the energy transferred to the metal blocks and the temperature increase at consecutive 60 seconds time span. The data collected was analysed to determine the specific heat capacity of each material.

Cross curricular links were made to calculate the energy needed to heat up different materials around the home as well as to use current market prices per KWH to calculate the cost of heating. Students worked together in groups to do the experiment, and they thoroughly enjoyed it, they worked well together and supported each other to calculate the correct costs. Well done Year 10!