|ENGLISH||We have worked extensively on the synopsis of our individual dystopian novels and have presented these in class. Through peer feedback, we have improved on the synopsis by adding important elements of dystopia we might have missed or eliminated unnecessary content. We have taken a formative assessment on textual analysis. We are now working on the persuasive speech which will be rooted in our novel ‘Never Let Me Go’. Since the reference will largely be with the text, we are completing the reading of the novel by end of this week.|
|SCIENCE||Biology: We reinforced our conceptual understanding on biotechnology, genetic engineering, processes such as gene splicing, plasmids and the role of restriction enzymes. We attended a guest lecture by Ms. Divya to enhance our understanding on biotechnology and recombinant DNA technology. We also watched a video on genetic engineering. During the guest lecture we were shown the agar plates with antibiotic discs to observe the colonial growth of bacteria on agar plates with any antibiotic. We have been engaged in formative assessments and revision of previous topics that has culminated towards our enhanced knowledge on concepts such as genetics and heredity, homeostasis and genetic engineering. We took formative assessment on genetic crosses and have also taken a summative assessment on the unit ‘Green Canopy’
– Aryamoy Mitra and Rishav Haldar
Physics: During the last two weeks in physics class, we had group presentations on various topics such as: food irradiation, medical imaging and smoke detectors. Also, we began a new concept in radioactivity this week which is nuclear fission and fusion. We were introduced to the topic through a simple video.
-Ishaan Mohan Gupta
Chemistry: In the past two weeks, we have learned many new concepts which are vital for our e-assessment. We learned about periodic trends, ionization energy and electron affinity. This was a difficult concept therefore, it was taught through an interactive presentation.
We also started a new concept which was ‘acids, bases and salts’. We began with the basic properties of each. Then we proceeded by learning how acids react with different types of compounds and practiced writing word and chemical equations. In the same, we also discussed about weak and strong acids and the uses of acids and bases in daily life.
|INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES||Over the course of the last two weeks, we further extended our learning on economic agents and their role in an economy. With the help of a presentation, as well as comprehensive discussion in class, we learnt about the four economic agents (government, households, firms and the rest of the world) and the economic activities that they engage in (production, consumption etc.). Furthermore, we were introduced to the desired control of a government over a macro-economy (possessing inflation at will, facilitating a slow but steady increase in prices etc.)
|MATHEMATICS (Standard)||This week we learned the five theorems in circles and how to apply them in questions. We also started with Logarithmic functions as an inverse of exponents and its laws.
– Garima Gill
|MATHEMATICS (Extended)||We have discussed logarithms, laws of logarithms and practiced questions in class. We revised the same with the help of weekend task sheet. Also, we started with circle theorems in which we learnt how to draw tangents and chords. We continued with circle theorems where we focused on angles subtended by chords and arcs. We have discussed challenge test 1 and made corrections on the same.
|FRENCH||We started with the new unit “Extended Family”. The unit was introduced with a brain storming discussion on the current trend of family structure in France and India. We explored the different types of family systems in both cultures and learnt the relevant vocabulary too. We categorised the advantages and disadvantages of traditional and nuclear families. Apart from this, summative assessment was conducted on criterion B and we received feedback on our performance.
|SPANISH||We took our summative assessment. We started our new unit “Extended Family”. The teacher gave us the vocabulary list and the list of expressions. Also, we were asked to make sentences using the same.
We revised the unit and had a formative assessment based on criteria C and D. We discussed our camp experiences in class and wrote small paragraphs on it. We also took a summative assessment based on criterion A and discussed the question paper. We had a discussion about the relation between humans and nature; and how tribal community’s life is a model of co-existence of the two.
We revised the unit and took a formative assessment based on criteria C and D. We discussed our camp experiences in class and wrote small paragraphs on it. We also had Summative assessment based on criterion A. We had a discussion about the various aspects related to extended family and how it affects families in modern times.
|ICT||Digital Design classes for the past week have been dedicated to the initial planning and structuring of the “half-baked” unit revived from IB. As the most important unit of the academic year, special attention was paid by each and every student while they were diligently creating mind-maps to organise our thoughts and ideas and contacting our respective client. We reviewed the questions we had in our minds for our clients for a healthy interaction.
– Rashed Nessar
|DT||We started with our new unit “Productivity through Creative Design”. The unit began by watching a video on the impact of stress on our body. We worked in groups and assumed the unit title, key concept, related concept, global context and the statement of inquiry. After that, we discussed the actual key concept, unit title, related concept, global context and the statement of inquiry for the new unit. We made mind maps using Coggle to present our understanding.
– Sanjana Seth