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Setting and aiming to beat your Personal Best (PB).

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It’s the time of the year for the first end of topic test. In science, students predict how well they think they will perform and then compare this prediction with their actual grade/mark. Research has shown that students can accurately predict their performance. The comparison of predicted and actual grades forms the basis of a post exam learning conversation and reflection on what the student can do to close the gaps in their knowledge.

The first test will also be used to set their personal best (PB) for the rest of the course, students will track and strive to beat their PB.

By reflecting on their learning and always striving to improve, our students are working towards excellence.

What does an excellent IBDP Science Internal Investigation look like?

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It’s the time of year when grade 12’s are working hard on their internal assessments as the final deadlines draw ever closer. It is often difficult to determine what exactly the IB criteria looks like in a student investigation. To make this easier for students we are sharing exemplars of excellent internal assessments students completed last year. In addition, we are highlighting how they demonstrate the IB criteria. The featured investigation is on factors affecting the ripening of fruit. It was awarded 22/24.

The Amazing Sperm race whiteboard time lapse animation

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In G10 Coordinated Science we have been studying human reproduction. To explain the amazing journey the sperm must undertake to fertilise an ovu, the students created time lapse whiteboard animations and added their own voice over. The animations created were fantastic and showed how engaged the students were in this topic and their detailed understanding of the process.

 

Immune Response mini whiteboard animation videos

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This week in G9 Coordinated Science Biology the students used a cartoon strip template to storyboard an animation explaining how the immune system protects us from pathogens (disease causing microorganisms). They were inspired by a video that turned the body’s defense against disease into a cinematic role playing game.

They used their MacBook’s and camera phones to record a mixture of stop motion animation and video. All of the  students produced amazing videos that will be used by other coordinated science classes to aid revision.

Modeling the Carbon Cycle

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This week in G9 Coordinated Science the students used a number of everyday science objects such as a toy car, a plant, a “factory box”, crude oil, soil, animal organ models and a bottle containing carbon dioxide to model the carbon cycle. The students worked in small groups and made links to how each object is linked to each other by the recycling of carbon. They were then able to recall the word and balanced symbol equation for photosynthesis and respiration from previous topics studied this year.

DHC: S3 2012-13: End of Term Reflections

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I hope you have enjoyed todays final Double Helix Club of the year.

Please leave your reflections by adding comments below.

Good Luck with your exams and enjoy your summer break.

The Enzyme Action Team Comic Strips (G9R)

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The cool girl and glasses enzyme substrate complex

 

 

The Enzyme Action Team Comic Strips (G9A)

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Thanks to S3 A for these great enzyme action ( The EA Team) comic strips.

The specific punk hair style Enzyme

 

Double Helix Club 2011-12 Season 1: Paper Airplane Challenge

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Check out these websites for making all the paper airplanes templates you used for todays Double Helix Club. fun paper airplanes and amazing paper airplanes.

 

S2 Ruby Displacement Disco Posters

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Lonely Hearts- a story of displacement

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