Author: Brendan Madden

Oct
10

QAIS and CAIS Coastal Ecology Investigation

  Statement of Inquiry: How can we collaborate with other scientists Key Concepts: Collaboration and Scientific Endeavour Related Concepts: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Systems, and Design Technology During the fall semester of 2018, students from the Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS) and the Changchun American International School (CAIS) met in Qingdao China for the IB Group […]

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Jan
15

Broken eggs, toilet paper and inertia:

Guiding question: How can Newton’s first law predict the motion of objects?   Key Concept: Forces  Related Concepts: Inertia, mass, weight Generalization: Objects in motion stay in motion while objects at rest stay at rest unless acted on by an outside force.   The 8th Grade MYP 3 class jumped right back into the swing of things last week as they began to […]

By Brendan Madden | IB MYP . Research Skills . Science . Social Skills
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Nov
15

International Mindedness with Particle Physics | 粒子物理学的国际思想 | 국제적인 마음가짐과 입자 물리학

Statement of Inquiry: How does working with scientists across the world broaden our scientific perspectives?  Key Concept: Particle Physics Related Concepts: Making predictions, Making Observations, Communication, Asking Questions. 调查报告:如何与世界各地的科学家合作,拓宽我们的科学视野? 关键词:粒子物理学 相关概念:预测、观察、交流、提问。 탐구 질문: 세계의 다양한 과학자들과 함께하는 것이 어떻게 우리의 과학적 시야를 넓힐 수 있을까?  주요개념: 입자 물리학  관련 개념: 추측하기, 관찰하기, 소통하기, 질문하기  Across the globe, most high school physics content is based around laws, theories, equations and experiments that were developed over 200 years ago. While […]

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Nov
03

Double overnight camping trip! | 两晚的露营旅行!|2박 3일 간의 캠핑여행

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, however, the QAIS Outdoor Adventure club decided to sneak in one last outing to the Laoshan Mountains. 白天越来越短,夜晚越来越冷。尽管这样,青岛美亚国际学校户外探险俱乐部决定最后一 次户外活动前往崂山。 낮이 점점 짧아지고 추운 밤은 깊어지고 있다. 하지만 QAIS야외 모험 클럽은 마지막으로 라오산 산행을 가게 되었다 Leaving Thursday afternoon, the 13 students and two teachers loaded up in a van and headed to Dahedong, a large dam and reservoir at […]

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Oct
05

Projectile Championship Cup 2017

Statement of Inquiry: How can we predict the positions of moving objects in two or more directions with multiple variables?  Key Concept: Application of Kinematic Equations Related Concepts: Making predictions, Multivariable Algebra, Problem Solving, Design Thinking Strategies The ability for problem-based activities makes DP Physics one of the most fun classes out there.  The DP Physics class had a unique opportunity to design and create […]

By Brendan Madden | IB DP . Research Skills . Science . Thinking Skills
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Sep
22

MYP 3 Science – Five types of Chemical Reactions Lab

Knowing and understanding is the first criterion of MYP3 and one the 8th grade students have been diving into. Their second major lab of the year entitled: The Five Types of Chemical Reactions had them use their previous knowledge of the periodic table, chemical symbols and chemical equations to investigate eight stations of chemical reactions. After an elaborate safety review, […]

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