Our 4th Year geology pupils are continuing their igneous rock analysis and today started working on a practical assignment for their GCSE assessments. Due to a noticeable lack of lava in the vicinity, our pupils were recreating the effect of lava using strawberry jelly and drain pipes to observe, measure, record and evaluate response to temperature, slope angle and viscosity.
The teams came up with some interesting results and will write up this project as part of their practical exam assessment.
Practical experiments and field trips are a significant part of the geology GCSE syllabus, and we are lucky to have excellent facilities in school and on our doorstep to inspire pupils interested in the physical landscape. There is also a planned Fire and Ice trip to Iceland for GCSE students later this year.