Secondary Science

Hello from your new science teacher

Hello from your new science teacher

Hello everyone, I am Mr Andres Bradshaw and I will be the new Diploma Programme Physics and Biology teacher and one of the MYP Science teachers. I will also be taking over as the Diploma Programme Coordinator when I arrive in the Sultanate of Oman. I love science and...

Grade 9 Science

Grade 9 Science

Balloon powered cars! This week Grade 9 have been putting their creativity skills into developing balloon powered cars using simple materials such as balloons, paper cups, plastic straws and rubber bands. By using Newton's third law of motion which states that for...

Grade 11 Chemistry – 7 weeks into online learning

Grade 11 Chemistry – 7 weeks into online learning

To paraphrase an old popular song - "It's astounding Time is fleeting Isolation takes its toll" We are all facing a challenge like never in our lifetimes. It is one that we can only approach with hope holding fast to our certain values. Time goes by fast and slow at...

Grade 11 Chemistry – 7 weeks into online learning

Grade 11 Chemistry – 7 weeks into online learning

To paraphrase an old popular song - "It's astounding Time is fleeting Isolation takes its toll" We are all facing a challenge like never in our lifetimes. It is one that we can only approach with hope holding fast to our certain values. Time goes by fast and slow at...

Grade 10 Science

Grade 10 Science

As we transition into DP, this week in science we reviewed graphing and interpreting scientific data. Students completed tasks on drawing best fit lines, interpolation and extrapolation. Students were able to plot graphs and explain trend lines. They also identified...

Grade 11 Sciences

Grade 11 Sciences

Learning from home has its challenges. Keeping focused and making progress can be difficult to manage without daily schedules to support their work. The first few weeks of our science lessons were devoted to learning how to write reports - a critical skill for when...

Grade 11 DP Physics

Grade 11 DP Physics

This week we built on our previous discussion about the principal of superposition to explain how standing waves are produced on strings and pipes. In relation to waves on string (transverse waves) and vibration of air molecules to produce sound (longitudinal waves),...

Working this week

Working this week

It has been alternatively relaxed, stressed, busy this week. Both chemistry and biology students took their last test this past week. These are strange times, like nothing we've witnessed before. Students in grade 12 now have a rare opportunity to improve their own...

Science work – grade 11

Science work – grade 11

It's been weird and busy and stuck-at-homy week. It feels strange being disconnected from direct contact between me and the kids. Both my groups took tests from home this week and have turned their attention to their Internal Assessments for next year. Some decisions...

Grade 11 Physics

Grade 11 Physics

Grade 11 are currently studying Waves. This week we looked at Wave Behaviors - reflection and refraction. Students had the chance to research and present on other wave properties such as wave intensity, superposition and polarization.

Grade 9 Science

Grade 9 Science

Grade 9 have been working on their experimental designs to address the MYP criteria B and C. Students will be required to use the MYP Science report guide provided to analyze, evaluate and communicate their outcome in the coming days.

Our last scheduled Lab in grade 12 Chemistry

Our last scheduled Lab in grade 12 Chemistry

We are finishing up our Chemistry 12 Biochemistry Option unit and did a lab to determine what juice contains more vitamin C in it. We learned that most commercial juices regardless of the label are mostly apple or grape juice (both low in vitamin C). We also learned...

Grade 10 Science

Grade 10 Science

Grade 10 started their science MOCK exam this week where they sat for Paper 2 exam. Students have also been doing practice papers in preparation for MOCK exams scheduled for next week.

Grade 9 Science

Grade 9 Science

Grade 9 started a new unit this week, MOVEMENT. Guided by our statement of inquiry - movement enables humans and animals to change their surrounding for the better, we looked at how change in time and space over many years has impacted on our livelihood . Students...

Grade 7 Science

Grade 7 Science

Students continued working on their summative tasks on the atmosphere unit. This week they finished building their weather stations and models of the weather instruments. Using the assessment rubric for criterion B, students were able to refine their models, come up...

Animal Physiology – Heart Dissection

Animal Physiology – Heart Dissection

As we continue to learn about certain parts of mammalian anatomy, we turned our focus to the heart today. I brought in a couple hearts form the butcher so that grade 11 biology students could see the way the heart functions. Students reported being to varying degrees...

Grade 11 Physics

Grade 11 Physics

This week in grade 11 we started a new topic, Oscillations and Waves. We looked at different oscillatory and periodic motions and used these to discuss Simple Harmonic Motion involving damping systems.

Grade 7 Science

Grade 7 Science

This week we continued on our third unit about the Atmosphere. Students have been building mini weather stations and different instruments used by meteorologists.

Flowers!

Flowers!

The grade 12 students are nearing the end of their plant physiology unit. This week we found flowers and dissected them in order to better know their parts. The weather has been so cool the children wanted jackets to be outside early in the morning. In class they cut...

Soap-Making in Chemistry

Soap-Making in Chemistry

The 12th grade students applied some of their chemistry skills to make soap from oils and alkali solution they prepared. They can explain the chemistry behind this important process used to make all kinds of bar soap. Once the soap cures we will cut it into blocks for...