Author: Canan Cermen

Sep
18

CAS Ideas Inspire Internal Assessment (IA) in DP Biology

While studying our unit about Water, Shirley was shocked when she read articles and watched videos about how the ‘fast’ fashion industry was polluting waterways in China.  As a CAS project, she wanted to do some experiments in order to show the community the detrimental effects of textile dyes on the environment. To take this to the next level she was inspired to […]

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Aug
25

Can poetry inspire science? In MYP, it can!

  Ms. Canan’s MYP 4 Science students started the year with an infusion of poetry into their science class. Their first unit’s title “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink!”, is inspired by the famous poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” written in 1797-98, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Mr. McCarthy was the guest […]

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Jun
01

“C” in CAS also stands for “Celebration”

The culmination of the IB DP is always a great opportunity to celebrate. Likewise, finalizing the CAS journey in DP should be a reason to extend the celebration. In order to celebrate QAIS DP2 students’ successful completion of the CAS programme, I decided to bake glitter-covered unicorn cupcakes in order to show them how the […]

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