WHPS 90th Anniversary Celebration
24 - 26 May 2013
WHPS believes that the importance of a good education relies on cultivating curiosity, a sense of awe and an interest and desire to learn...!
This requires many scientific process skills such as observing, classifying, communicating, making hypotheses and experimenting.
They must also be able to analyze, synthesize, evaluate and solve problems.
All part of the science activities at WHPS!
In keeping with the WHPS - Green Flag policy, the Grade 6 and 7 boys have integrated their Science lessons with Eco-Education.
The theme for our eco-ed programme is 'Forests and Trees.' The Grade 6 boys studied the process of photosynthesis and then created this process using paper, wool and pictures.
They then stuck their leaves, showing the components, products and process of photosynthesis, onto a branch creating a "photosynthesis tree".
Another important benefit of trees and forests is Biodiversity. The Grade 7 boys, continuing with their theme of classification of living things, worked in groups to identify and classify different species of animals found in a forest.
They had to classify them fully, create a dichotomous key and then present their project as a free standing poster.
The design of the poster and getting it to stand upright, was an integration with Design and Technology.
These projects, all done by the boys in class, gave them the opportunity to explain their understanding of the different topics as well as the importance of trees in a creative and fun way.
Head of Science
"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."
Edwin Powell Hubble