The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

7.1 –iLearn Immersion

It has been a busy start to the 7.1 year.  During iLearn we have been looking at the amazing feats of Human Ingenuity associated with the building of the Shinkansen Bullet Train.  By researching the engineering problems that arose from designing the fastest train in the world, the boys were able to develop their Science knowledge and terminology to explain the problems and their solutions.  They also focused on the environmental, social and economic impacts of building the train and tracks, delving into the subject of Individuals and Societies.


Next, it was off to the Science laboratory to learn about safety and rules.  With a lab coat and safety glasses the boys looked the part, but before they could start to explore the mysteries of chemistry, they needed to demonstrate a vital skill.  This was to accurately demonstrate the correct set up and use of a Bunsen Burner.  Once mastered, each boy received their Bunsen Burner Licence, ready for a year of experiments and exploration.  Today Year 7 Science, tomorrow the Nobel Chemistry prize!

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Ms Anna Eriksson

7.1 Homeroom Teacher