Net School Science this week: Should we bring back Extinct Species?

Before half term, our Year 9 scientists learned about animals that had become extinct and scientific research into bringing them back into existence. Such animals include the Tasmanian Tiger and the Woolly Mammoth.  How do you feel about this?  Is it meddling with nature?  We had some great discussions about this as the mammoth died out due to climate change and natural causes, but the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger - pictured below) was hunted to extinction. ...

Halfway There

Well here we are, officially halfway through our academic year!  At this point it may be worth taking a minute to reflect on the year so far… What have been your strengths and achievements?Is there anything you think you could improve on for the rest of the year?  It’s not too late to pick up those resolutions you might have made at New Year! For some of you there may be the prospects of exams...

Tropical Week in Year 5!

It’s a bit chilly in the UK at the moment, but last week was Tropical Week in Year 5!  Here’s an insight to what they studied from their teacher, Mrs Buchanan; “In our Extreme Earth Geography topic, we looked at the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, and the storms that are created there. We learnt about the grades of tropical storm, and that hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are the same kind of storm, but have...