IB DP

Nov
27

An Artist’s Duty is to Reflect The Times. | 艺术家的责任是影射时代

Nina Simone’s words posit an important statement for us to consider, that artists have a duty or responsibility to reflect the times. This statement was one of the stimulus statements that served as a starting point for the Association for Music in International School’s (AMIS) composition workshop for students in IB Music. During the weekend of November 5-7, four students […]

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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
13

Find Your Mountain | 寻找你的山峰

Teachers are more than just individuals who instruct others about a particular subject; they are people who change lives and inspire to do great things. Educators can ignite a fire of interest in a particular field of study, they can encourage a talent and help craft it or they can simply just be the reinforcement […]

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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
16

Writers in the Making

This year, throughout the school, teachers have been focused on the concept of mastery: lifting the level of all students–no matter their current level of proficiency–to greater heights. One important area of focus for teachers across the Montessori, PYP, MYP and DP divisions has been literacy, specifically, writing. We began this year by asking the […]

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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

We Forgot about Boards and Markers in Mathematics

Both in my MYP and DP classes, the use of board and markers has become history. The board has evolved into a screen of an iPad. In other words, we still use the good old friend from time to time, but not more. As a teacher, I am not turning my back on my students for I hold the board in […]

By Murat Gokalp | IB DP . Mathematics
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Sep
18

DP Music Students Cross Bridges; With a Rhythm

In our opening unit of DP Music, students are starting to uncover the foundation of music knowing and understanding. As described by the Diploma Program, music is an essential part of the human experience and a unique mode of expression and communication.  Our DP students are starting to formally develop a common language to discuss about and communicate through music. Part of our opening investigation addressed mechanisms of […]

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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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Sep
04

The sky is NOT the only limit in Mathematics!

Mathematics is not only about repeating patterns, but also about observing and analyzing how patterns repeat. For this reason, we normally say that repeated patterns is a strong aspect of mathematical modelling. Gabriella, our grade 12 DP student, created a very simple repetition pattern: 1. Cutting the paper into three equal pieces, 2. Taking one piece and […]

By Murat Gokalp | IB DP . Thinking Skills
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