“Learning is an active process. We learn by doing. Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.” -Dale Carnegie
What can be better than learning while doing! The best learning is by allowing the learners know the importance of the concepts learned in real life. Hence the teachers of FS try their best to involve their minds in introducing new ways to incorporate hands on activities and experiences in their teaching. One of such activity was part of Grade 8 students’ learning engagement for the current Integrated Sciences unit ‘Let the Energy Flow!’.
What a moment of indulgence it would be if part of your learning in Science lab includes making a bread loaf with help of your palms, bake it in kitchen and get to taste the breads you made, served in dining area! Feelings of amusement and enthusiasm were conspicuous on their faces throughout the process.
Yes, indeed our Grade 8 students understood the need of studying the concept of fermentation as they applied their understanding to prepare a bread loaf in science lab using yeast- anaerobic microorganisms required for fermentation. In this way, they understood the application of Scientific concept applied in industries at commercial level.
“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”
It was a really busy day for Grade 8 students when the saying stated above found to be fruitful for teachers as well as learning and understanding of Grade 8 Students for the current Science units.
The day began with the field trip to Greenhouse for their current Biology Unit ‘All About the Quiet living Things’ where the students of Ardour, Elan and Zing explored the cultivation of different plants in environments with different factors like temperature, water and Carbon Dioxide concentration which can be controlled. Students were able to connect their ongoing unit with the global context Scientific and Technical innovation when they observed types of green houses and methods of irrigation on the field with help of various technologies. Students got a chance to be inside the greenhouse and learned the way technology is handled and used by the owner of Greenhouse.
Students for Grade 8 Verve and Vivacity attended the Guest Lecture by Senior School DP Teacher of ESS, Chetan Mehta Sir during their learning of ‘Energy Transfer’ (Entropy, Combustion, Neutralisation) in the discipline of Science-Chemistry. The lecture was in relation to their Global Context: Globalisation & Sustainability where students are to explore the impact of decision making on the humankind & environment with reference to Global Warming and different International Agreements between different countries executed at different times across the world.
As many of you have experienced and shouldered the responsibility of supporting various school events in the previous year, we bring to you this opportunity wherein you can participate and take a step further towards polishing your Collaboration, SelfManagement and Organization Skills.
The event is called Science Party, which will be held on 11th September from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. It also includes set up and wrap up time for the working models. The event shall be on display for 2 hours. Students from other grades and teachers will be the audience. Students will perform different experiments which exhibit their knowledge of science in a fun way. The tasks will cater to the Learning Objective D of MYP Sciences that is Reflecting on the Impacts of Science. The topics and instructions for which are shared with the students in school and through a blog post. Students will be given anecdotal comments for their performance.
The school expects high quality of execution and dedication- which is only possible if you are ready to take up this challenge with commitment and willingness to learn!
Hence, calling all the learners to take up this great opportunity to learn, unlearn and relearn.
In case a student is not able to remain present on the event, a Daily Diary note is mandatory to be sent by the parent prior the event. Student can work in collaboration with the group members during preparation for the days when he or she is present.