Sciences

Mr J Taylor (PT Curriculum)

Faculty News: Sciences

Published: 28 September 2012

Knox Academy was visited by the Marine Biology Association UK who held workshops for S3 pupils.  The workshops focused on the use of offshore windfarms to generate electricity. 

Some pupils were asked to build a model turbine to investigate the best possible design of turbine blades.  Other pupils were asked to debate and present information on the consequences of placing windfarms close to environmentally sensitive areas. 

Pupils found their experiences beneficial. 

Resources used during the workshops will be available from the Marine Biology Association's website.

Published: 18 July 2012

Farewell Mr. Grant

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Mr. Grant on Friday 28 September.  He is leaving Knox Academy after more than 26 years as a teacher of Physics and Science and heading for Earlston High School in the Scottish Borders.

He has had a great influence over how Science and Physics has developed at Knox Academy and has contributed so much to the education of many pupils. Both staff and pupils wish him all the best in his new job and he will be missed by all at Knox Academy.

Best Wishes.
J. Taylor

Published: 22 November 2011

Following the success of last year’s event, Knox Academy is hosting the 2nd annual EcoLife event on

Thursday 1st December 2011 from 7 - 9 pm.

EcoLife aims to make you aware of simple steps that can be taken to reduce your carbon footprint and increase awareness of local Eco Charities and Companies.

There will be stalls providing information, activities and items to purchase with live music and entertainment provided by pupils. Exhibitors and sellers include:

  • Tagua Designs;
  • Sue Ryder Care;
  • Cancer Research;
  • Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland;
  • Capability Scotland;
  • Kilcheran;
  • The Bead Shop;
  • Dunbar Community Bakery, and the
  • Scottish Seabird...
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Published: 10 November 2011

Following the success of last year’s event, Knox Academy is hosting the 2nd annual EcoLife event on Thursday 1 December 2011 from 7 - 9 pm.

Ecolife

EcoLife aims to make you aware of simple steps that can be taken to reduce your carbon footprint and increase awareness of local Eco Charities and Companies.

There will be stalls providing information, activities and items to purchase with live music and entertainment provided by pupils. Exhibitors and sellers include: Tagua Designs; Sue Ryder Care; The Bead Shop; Dunbar Community Bakery and the Scottish Seabird Centre. This is a great opportunity for some Eco...

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Published: 10 November 2011

I am delighted to announce that following the notes of interest submitted last month it appears that we have sufficient interest to run the Entrepreneurial Sciences tour to Florida in October 2012.  As mentioned previously, the trip is a 7-night / 8-day adventure to Florida, with strong Science and Business Studies themes.

The trip itinerary has been planned by our tour operator Visions in Education, to give a once in a lifetime, special experience during which we can explore marine and ocean sciences, ecology, physics, technology, horticulture, space sciences, tourism, economics and native history.

Those who have expressed interest should now ensure that their initial deposit of £150 is returned by Friday 2 December.  A copy of the letter previously issued can be viewed...

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