Mr J Taylor (PT Curriculum)

Faculty News: Sciences

Published: 13 December 2013

Hopefully you will have been to, or at least heard of, Dunbar's annual SciFest, a fabulous showcase of all things exciting and scientific to get our children interested in the world of Science. Have a look at our website for a taste of what's happened in previous years.

As we continue to grow year on year, we are finding that we need more people and skills on our organising team than we currently have, and are therefore looking for new members to come on board and help us deliver this amazing event in March next year. A scientific background is not necessary for this; organisational and other skills are what's needed.

Please do have a look at the advert below.  If you think you would be able to help, and...

Published: 04 December 2013

This is a reminder to all S3 and S4 Physics pupils that you can get your own copy of "Virtual National 4 Physics" and "Virtual National 5 Physics".  These resources cover the Experiences and Outcomes for Level 4 Physics and the Key Areas for National 4 and 5 Physics. Just bring a pen drive with you to class and your Physics teachers will show you how to load up your own set.

These are ideal to help with revision or to work through if absent from school.

Published: 16 November 2013

Next year's residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 15-20 June 2014, and pupils can now apply online via the Space School website.

The Scottish Space School seeks to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and it is aimed at S5 pupils currently studying maths and science subjects at Higher level.

For further information click here.

Published: 30 October 2013

As some of you may already know, the physics department has been working tirelessly on developing a new website with content for the National 4&5 Physics course.

We are pleased to announce that it is now up and running:

National 4&5 Physics

While it is still a work in progress please use the information on this page and feedback to you physics teacher if there is something more you would like to see.

Mr Homer

Published: 20 June 2013

Professor Peter Higgs is to give a talk about the particle that bears his name, at a sell-out event in Edinburgh.

The celebrated scientist will join a panel discussion on the Higgs boson, a particle whose recent discovery is regarded as a milestone in modern physics.

Professor Higgs came up with a theory for the boson, which is fundamental to the laws of physics, when he was a young researcher at Edinburgh in the 1960s.

The event will be streamed live at this page at 6pm on Thursday, 20 June.