Scientific and Technical Innovation

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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May
25

The Solar Cooker Project

MYP4 students are currently finalising an exploration into modernization, industrialization and engineering, under the global context Scientific and Technical Innovation. In order to wrap up their inquiry, with the following statement of inquiry in mind: Discovering patterns in fundamental natural forms permits new applications, they have been working on parabolic reflectors. MYP4 students have been studying parabolae, and […]

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May
03

The Colosseum

Mr Rafael guided us to the Colosseum during our first night in Rome, after the MMUN conference. We did not go in, but we were able to walk around and experience how big it is. The day before we left, we went to the colosseum again, but this time we went during the day. Since […]

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Sep
19

Parents Visit Humanities Class During Open House

On Tuesday September 13th parents of MYP students were invited to join in observing and participating in classes. During this particular lesson, students were engaged in a Carousel Activity where they would “travel” to different locations around the world to investigate whether or not the famous explorer, Marco Polo was a fraud. Students investigated various […]

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Sep
06

Reinventing Objects As Something New

In our Global Issues and Entrepreneurship class, we have been discussing innovation. This week we were focusing on how innovations are often not a new invention but taking something that already exists and changing the use for it. Today it is Uber redefining the taxi industry. A few generations ago, it was World War II […]

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Sep
05

Finding Math Heroes

Our MYP2 math class is exploring the lives of famous people to understand their contributions to math and how they demonstrated one or more of the IB learner profile attributes in their lives. In an initial session students brainstormed to list who and what they already knew: A later session explored the four branches of mathematics, […]

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Sep
03

Welcoming the Newest Members of the MYP to the Humanities

  This year we are happy to have nine, and soon to be ten, new additions to the MYP and Upper School! The MYP 2 group has a diverse mix of perspectives, talents, and interests, which is making for engaging and lively discussions. In our first two weeks in Humanities, the students have explored the […]

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Apr
19

The Long Spoons Allegory

MYP 2/3 have begun a new unit addressing the 4th key concept assigned to Language Acquisition in the MYP: creativity. The statement of this unit is: Creative solutions for problems give way to cultural and linguistic adjustments related to social demands, processes, novel ways of doing things, and the purpose of knowledge. The unit has been […]

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Mar
31

Machines that we see everyday

As part of the unit that addresses the concept of Balance, Ms Canan had grade 9 and 10 MYP students look at daily objects in a different manner. Prior to this lesson students had been introduced to concepts and terms such as force, lever, fulcrum, resistance, effort, load, resistance arm, and effort arm, but they […]

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Nov
20
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