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Scotland’s Contribution to Science Part 2

Pupils are investigating Scotland’s contribution to the history of science: Thomas Telford, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Watson-Watt, John Napier, Lord Kelvin, James Clerk Maxwell, Joseph Black, James Hutton, James Lister, Ian Donald and all the others. You might notice they’ve … Continue reading

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What do you expect to see in a Library?

Visits to the Library Resource Centre start this week for S1, and the important thing is to get them understanding what this place is about. So, they’ve got a challenge: five minutes to write down everything they can see in … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Contribution to Science Part 1

1st year pupils came to the LRC with Science for their first ever secondary investigation, investigating Scotland’s role in scientific history. Pupils investigated a number of distinguished scientists, engineers, inventors and doctors, some of whom were Scottish by birth, and … Continue reading

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Pacific and to the point

1st year English classes are starting an investigation that encourages them to focus on gathering relevant material. Their task is to create a poster that would encourage people to visit one of the island countries of the Pacific Ocean. So … Continue reading

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Almond inspirations

At the end of September, Ms McGhee’s 1st year class visited the BBC to take part in an audience with award winning author, David Almond. In his talk, Mr Almond demonstrated the graffiti books he uses for inspiration, and afterwards, … Continue reading

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All shapes and sizes

Any idea what these things on the right are? I’ll tell you later. It was Mrs Mitchell’s turn to bring her class along to investigate the hidden information of the caption. A surprising number of pupils chose images of human … Continue reading

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Another collection of captions

Ms Herd’s class came along to seek out the weird and wonderful images hiding inside the books, and find out what they were all about. And we had an eclectic collection today! Usually a wee theme develops, but I’m really … Continue reading

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Art and animals

Today’s 1st year English class were having a look at illustrations and their captions, and as usual, a couple of themes emerged from the photos they chose. This time we had lots of animal pictures and lots of art pictures, … Continue reading

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Illustrations and captions

1st year classes are learning more about how to research. Their latest task is to hunt for a picture or book illustration that they would like to share with the class, which also has a caption which explains something about the picture. … Continue reading

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S1 Weather investigation

1st year Social Subjects classes are investigating the impact of the bad weather across Scotland during the winter of 2010-2011. The snow meant that the school had to be closed, public transport was cancelled, some people couldn’t get home and … Continue reading

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