Design Day Term One

Design term has started again, which means I will again be embarking on a month-long project following the four stages of the design cycle — this time I will be creating an artificial heart valve and presenting it to students in grade seven. As per tradition, design day kicks off the project with a series of activities designed to 'tune us in', to borrow a few words from the PYP inquiry cycle. Embedded below is a video reflection of my key takeaways from today's activities, which included a series of brainstorming activities and…Read more …

Sciences: Unit One Reflection “Performing Credible Experiments”

When we began this study of the Scientific Process, you all had some initial ideas about it and what it was all about. In just a few sentences, I want you to write what it is that you used to think about the Scientific Process. Take a minute to think back and then write down your response to “ I used to think…”  I used to think that doing an experiment using the Scientific Process was straightforward – make a guess of what will happen, do the experiment, and reflect on whether your…Read more …