Investigate, observe, predict, record, measure and draw conclusions – PGL’s science modules form the basis of hands-on scientific study - with information and principles just waiting to be discovered! It’s motivational and exciting, and provides first-hand experience of collection and exploration of data.
The data is then incorporated into study modules, giving your KS3 pupils the perfect opportunity to explore their scientific skills and understand the links between their own experiences and the physical world.
Habitats and Adaptations
Students identify a variety of flora and fauna in different habitats and conduct simple experiments.
Rocky Shore (Little Canada & Osmington Bay only)
Students investigate a rocky shore environment to identify and classify the organisms they encounter.
Concepts such as native and non-native species are discussed, as students explore the different plants and animals in the local area.
World of Invertebrates
The different habitats in the centre grounds are home to a variety of invertebrates, which students identify and classify.
Alternative Energy Technology
Students explore how weather conditions can be used to create power, using three different microclimates on centre.
The Solar System
Inside our amazing mobile planetarium, students learn about seasonal variation, day and night, the solar system and our galaxy.
By conducting a series of experiments, students learn about common chemical processes and states.
Forensic science techniques such as finger printing, chemical testing and code breaking are employed to decipher clues and examine evidence.
Geology, Rocks and Fossils (Little Canada & Osmington Bay only)
Rocks from different time periods are studied along with concepts of erosion and fossilisation.
The PGL Adventure Bonus
Choose from our popular on-site adventure activities, such as zip wire, giant swing, trapeze, climbing and abseiling, to complement your study sessions and tailor-make your course to your requirements.
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|09.00-10.30||Alternative Energy Technology (part 1)||Climbing||Trapeze||Jacob's Ladder|
|10.30-12.00||Alternative Energy Technology (part 2)||Challenge Course||Sensory Trail||Giant Swing|
|14.00-15.30||Archery||Everyday Chemistry (part 1)||World of Invertebrates (part 1)||Depart centre|
|15.30-17.00||Arrive for evening meal and unpack||Quad Biking||Everyday Chemistry (part 2)||World of Invertebrates (part 2)|
|Evening||Snap Shot||Campfire||Cluedo||Wacky Races|
The units of study in our science course relate to the teaching programmes designed to meet the objectives of your Key Stage 3 students.
Students are encouraged to develop and improve their scientific skills while:
- Designing, building and testing practical experiments
- Using the facilities at PGL centres, which helps improve their conceptual understanding (e.g. the Planetarium, different habitats and micro-climates)
- Deciding what data is relevant
- Observing, analysing and drawing conclusions
- Using a range of scientific techniques, methods and resources
- Comparing and evaluating solutions
- Explaining and justifying methods and conclusions