20 January 2021
Mrs Sian Baldwin, Head of Biology and Head of Science
Students in different years have been studying microorganisms in their remote biology lessons.
To maintain the element of practical work, Year 9 students have looked at microorganisms that grow on foods. This has included trying to grow mould on yoghurt, fruit and bread, and watching yeast produce carbon dioxide that inflated a balloon.
In Year 11 students have been investigating how we use microorganisms to help in food production. Some of them made bread during the lesson, with spectacular success. Doubtless they and their families later enjoyed the fruits of their labours – unlike our Year 9s, although their deliberate cultivation of mould served a highly educational purpose.