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BIOLOGY TIMELINE

Billion Years Ago
4.6
Big Bang
4.3
Primordial soup
4.2
3.8
3.5
2.7
Earth Cools  
Earliest Life
Fossil formation
Photosynthesisers release O2  
Origin of Eukaryote
First multicellular organism
First complex animals form
First plant or fungi
Animals first colonised the land
First mammals
First Dinosaurs  
Neanderthals
First Anatomically mature humans  
Dinosaurs extinct  

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0.7
0.475
0.365
0.215
0.215
0.065
0.2
0.35
0.2
Million Years Ago
Million Years Ago
Billion Years Ago

BIOLOGY News

Advanced Higher Biology Trip to Kindrogan


On Monday 2nd September, Mr Grier and  18 Advanced Higher Biology pupils set off to Kindrogan Field Centre and, in a miraculous turn of events, everyone  made it back just in time for school the next day.

 Over the course of the three days there was lots of tea drinking, card games and a little bit of biology.

We carried out three investigations:

1. Evidence of Succession in a Pond-Like Environment

2. Effect of Water Pollution on Invertebrate Biodiversity

3. Effect of Grazing Patterns on Plant Diversity

As we went along, we learnt new sampling techniques and when to use them. We saw for ourselves what it’s like to try and carry out a biological investigation in the real world, as well as learning many new ways to manipulate data once collected from the field.

The facilities were very good and the staff did a great job teaching us and looking after us. A special thanks to our tutor Sarah and of course the wonderful kitchen staff who so generously kept us well fed and constantly supplied with tea and cake! Most of all though, thank you to Mr Grier for putting up with us for possibly the longest three days of his life!


Will McLellan 6T