Science

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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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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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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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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