Science Grade 7-8

Grade 7 and 8 have been under a fair bit of pressure these past few weeks with many summative tasks due in many subjects. It is a difficult period and they need all the encouragement to focus on completing these tasks. This is the time to help them get through the...

New units in Science

We are in the final stretch of the year and will soon begin new units in science. Grade 8 will conclude chemistry with a brief look at reactions and look at the study of waves. Grade 7 will complete forces and motion and look at work and energy. If time permits, we...

Revision for Exams

  With most of the work completed and IAs handed in, the focus should be on revising and consolidating work covered both last year and this year. Practice papers will help. Make sure you request assistance now on areas that need clarification. And just practice!...

Understanding Maths

  Maths is more than just rules. Understanding how we come to the rules is perhaps more important. Rules have a purpose in life and rules can change. Most of us (parents) know that a negative number mutiplied by a positive number gives an answer that is negative. But...

the heart of science

One of the challenges of science and also an MYP exit level requirement, is the ability to observe, question and then test an idea. In short, designing an experiment. This is a biggie! Grade 8s have demonstarted this skill admirbaly as they planned how to separate...