Science and Nature

The Chemistry of Food

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • appreciate basic chemistry such as molecules, reactions and how to control them in the kitchen;
  • understand why foods taste and smell the way they do;
  • recognise the different processes involved in producing the food we eat.

Introduction to Solar Power

By the end of this course the students will be able to:

  • understand the importance of renewable energy (particularly solar energy) in addressing our future energy demands;
  • appreciate the impact of state-of-art low-cost solar cells in the market and in research;
  • make their own dye-sensitised solar cells using dyes extracted from berries.

Geology of East Lothian

  • Appreciate how the modern landscape of East Lothian has been formed;
  • Recognise the main rock types found in the area, and appreciate their links to the landscape and their use by people;
  • Appreciate that the long, slow story of change that has created this area continues with modern processes.