Science at Lanesborough is embedded into the curriculum from nursery up to Year 6. It is a popular and exciting subject that the boys enjoy.
We have two purpose-built science laboratories – one for theory lessons and one for practical lessons. The boys make use of the laboratories from Year 3, however, the Pre-Prep boys are also able to visit for specific workshops or to use any of the equipment during their topics.
The majority of the units studied by the boys will include practical experiments where they will see and understand how the world around them works; from neutralising hydrochloric acid to building electrical circuits, testing out hypotheses of whether a longer femur means a longer jump distance or trying to keep ice from melting by using insulators.
One of the most popular extra-curricular clubs available at Lanesborough is the Science Club which runs during one lunchtime each week. Here the boys will complete fun experiments that are not in the curriculum such as making non-Newtonian fluid, learning about optical illusions, making raisins dance, and using glycerol to make enormous bubbles.
The science curriculum at Lanesborough follows the ISEB Science Syllabus which tracks, to a fair degree, the National Curriculum. However, due to the academic nature of the students the boys in Year 5 and 6 will study more advanced units.
Lanesborough students leave the school with a strong understanding of the scientific world and genuine enthusiasm for the subject.