Category: IBDP

End of Year Exams: Review and Reflection Time. 0

End of Year Exams: Review and Reflection Time.

The most important part of the end of year exams is the time spent reviewing what went well and what students, and teachers can do to correct the gaps in the students understanding ....

Creating whiteboard summary flashcards for end of year revision 0

Creating whiteboard summary flashcards for end of year revision

This week the grade 11 biologists made whiteboard summary flashcards on all subtopics studied this year. All the summaries were photographed and shared with the class. Students can review the pictures ona regular basis...

Introducing the Group 4 Project theme: Bad Science 0

Introducing the Group 4 Project theme: Bad Science

This year’s theme is Bad Science. To introduce this theme to the students the science department set up a number of stations highlighting everyday examples of Bad Science. Students moved station to station considering...

Modelling Evolution through Natural Selection 0

Modelling Evolution through Natural Selection

The grade 11 biologists followed up their research on the evidence for evolution by modelling Darwins theory of natural selection. They used different shaped tweezers, spatulas and test tube tongs to act as different...

Evolution: The Greatest Show on Earth 0

Evolution: The Greatest Show on Earth

 This week in grade 11 biology we started to study topic 5: Evolution. We discussed the differences between facts and theories bringing in some thoughts from the Theory of knowledge coutse. We understood that...

Urine Analysis to identify possible disease and state of hydration 0

Urine Analysis to identify possible disease and state of hydration

The grade 11 HL students have been studying the role of the kidney in osmoregulation. In this lesson we discussed the role of antidiretic hormone (ADH) in fine tuning the final volume and concentration...

Measuring the rate of photosynthesis using leaf discs 0

Measuring the rate of photosynthesis using leaf discs

In  IBDP Biology the students have to be able to plan experiments that measure the rate of photosynthesis.The students cut leaf discs from a plant and transferred them to a syringe filled with water....

How pregnancy test kits work  0

How pregnancy test kits work 

This week in grade 11 HL we have been studymg the production and applications of monoclonal antibodies. We discussed the use of monoclonal antibodies in new breast cancer treatments and their use in pregnancy...

Building a Growth Mindset 0

Building a Growth Mindset

  At this week’s assembly, the Science Department introduced the importance of having a growth mindset to the Senior School. The key aspects of having a growth mindset such as focusing on effort, deliberate...

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