MYP 5 Blog February Week 2

ENGLISH This past fortnight we have been revising the skill of writing dialogues. Having understood the format and narrative voice, we have identified how the writer must consolidate the character with the use of language and punctuation and by establishing the tone. We were given 3 prompts which we have used to create our own original dialogue exchange. Using the hints on the kind of language that can be used for the chosen characters, we created different moods for the audience.
SCIENCE Chemistry: For the past 2 lessons we have been engaged in completing the revision sheet and brushing up our syllabus that has culminated in our enhanced knowledge on the concept of chemical bonding. We discussed the technique for writing the correct response and importance of key words. Apart from this, we also discussed the chemistry section of mock 1 that we gave earlier this year. Coupled with teacher- feedback and peer discussion, we spent our time preparing for the e- assessment.

 

by: Rishav Haldar

 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES We revised concepts of Individuals and Society and completed some task sheets to brush up the complex topics.
MATHEMATICS (Standard) We reviewed our performance and practised questions relating to criterion B; we interpreted algebraic rules for various number sequences.
MATHEMATICS (Extended) We were able to review our performance for the on-screen examination, revised finding area of a sector using degrees and radian measurements. We calculated area and volume of 3 D shapes like cones using measurements of a sector.

 

FRENCH We discussed the requirement of E portfolio and understood the task requirements according to the criteria specified. We appeared for a mock oral assessment followed by a meaningful feedback and peer evaluation.

 

SPANISH We revised all the tenses and vocabulary related to the topic. We discussed the requirements of ePortfolio and understood each task.

 

-Arjun Sharma

 

HINDI Phase 3&4 

We had a group discussion on how discrimination happens in our society these days on different basis. We watched short films based on Hindi stories ‘Thakur ka kuan’ and ‘Sawa ser gehoon’. We had oral and written comprehension based on the same.

 

ICT For the last 2 weeks, we have been working on Criterion B, strands 3 and 4, which required us to select one sample design out of the 4 samples that we created and justify it. Also, we needed to create a detailed design for our final product. We sought feedback from our clients on our final designs and made the changes expected by them. Now everybody is looking forward to creating their final product.

-Abhinav

 

DT Throughout the week, we worked on Criterion B of our design portfolios.  This week, we used software such as AutoCAD and Google Sketchup in order to create layouts and 3D designs of our products. At the start of the week, we got a brief tutorial regarding the use of software. We learnt how to use the tools and shortcuts of this software. This has helped us in enhancing our design skills that will help us in the future. Our goal for next week would be to finish and choose the final design for our products. Furthermore, we are all very excited to create our products and see them come to life during the stages of Criterion C. Overall, we have achieved a lot this week and we hope to do the same for the days to come.

 

 

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MYP 5 Blog January

ENGLISH The last fortnight has been spent in taking mock assessments at school. In class, we had the opportunity to reflect on our performance in the subject by understanding the expectations of the board. We re-attempted some of the questions from the mock paper in order to adhere to the time and word limit. We edited and self-assessed our work to eliminate unnecessary, irrelevant and repetitive content. Some of the writing skills we revisited were the compare and contrast essay and dialogue writing. We also revisited the command terms and learned how to make effective connections with the given global context and its exploration strands.
SCIENCE Biology: This week was predominantly spent on reflecting upon the mock papers that were taken last week and discussing upcoming units. Since the science mock paper was on integrated sciences, we browsed through the paper and discussed questions that were related to biology. We discussed the answers to questions on enzymes (rate of reaction) and the carbon cycle. In addition, we were also introduced to an upcoming unit – An Interdisciplinary unit combining English and Science.

-by Aryamoy Mitra

Chemistry: In the past two weeks, the school conducted session one of the mock assessments. We had our sciences examination on the 15th of January. The concepts that were covered under Chemistry included but were not limited to the rate of reaction, fossil fuels, combustion, atomic structure, balancing equations etc. In class, we discussed the chemistry questions from the paper by putting the answer key against the question paper. We discussed the technique for attempting the questions.

-by Dhruv Garg

 

Physics: No class

 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES We discussed the format of the e-assessment paper and the expected answers of the mock exam paper. We looked at the basic requirements of all the criteria and how questions are asked in different ways.
MATHEMATICS (Standard) During these two weeks, we had our first mock for mathematics onscreen examination. After attempting the mock assessments, we reflected on it and made mind maps on our areas of improvement. We also discussed the marking scheme of the paper which helped us in understanding how we should answer the questions in the next mock assessment. We solved questions related to Criteria B, investigating patterns. In our reflection, it was highlighted that though we know all the concepts tested, we need to develop inferencing skills.

 

MATHEMATICS (Extended) During these two weeks, we had our first mock for mathematics onscreen examination. After attempting the mock assessments, we reflected on it and decided what we needed to improve in order to do better. We also discussed the marking scheme of the paper which helped us in understanding how we should answer the questions in the next mock assessment. We solved questions of sample assessments to understand and apply the pattern followed.

-by Ishaan Mohan Gupta

 

FRENCH We commenced with the unit “My Family and Friends” in this term. We were also given feedback on our recently conducted assessments. We learnt the agreements of adjectives, their placement, as well as their usage when describing our family. We have also learnt important vocabulary and expressions that are used to describe our families. Lastly, we discussed about what is an ideal family by utilising these expressions.

 

 

SPANISH We discussed the formats of blog and email. We had to choose one of them to practice our writing skills for criteria C and D (written).
HINDI Phase 3&4 

Under the new unit, we have discussed about the relationship among language, empathy and inclusive society. We worked in groups for a presentation on how our society is divided on the basis of caste, religion, language, gender and economic class. We read the story ‘chota jaadugar’ by Jaishankar Prasad and discussed the message of this story.

 

ICT We are working on criterion B of the e-portfolio unit. We are brainstorming on how to create a success criterion to pick the best design for our products out of the 4 sample designs that we have created.
DT We have started developing a range of feasible design ideas which can be correctly interpreted by others. Some of us are taking the support of design soft wares to create various interior layouts.

 

 

MYP 5 Blog November

 

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.

-Dhruv Garg

 

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.

 

-Kushaagra Kapoor

 

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.

 

HINDI Phase 3 

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.

 

 

Phase 4

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

 

MYP 5 Blog October

 

ENGLISH After the summative assessment on our unit 1, we are now being introduced to the elements of dystopia. Through a PPt, we learned to identify evidence in the text that hints at a dystopian setting and the kind of conflict the protagonist faces. We read a short story by Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian, and wrote a blog entry on our understanding of dystopia through this. We have also been introduced to the skill of writing a synopsis.
SCIENCE Chemistry: Last week’s Chemistry classes were a continuation of the topic of ‘periodic trends’ in which we learnt, in detail, the different trends and patterns that can be deduced from the periodic table of elements. The focus of the class was mainly on the trend of ‘electron affinity’ and further details of the trend of ‘ionization energy’.

Additionally, we analysed specific examples of the above-mentioned trends in various periods and groups of periodic tables.

 

– Rashed Nessar

 

Biology: We completed the concepts from unit ‘Evolution and Inheritance’. We practised genetic problems on dihybrid crosses using Punnett square. Furthermore, we were introduced to a new unit named ‘Environment and Health’. The global context, key concept, related concept and the statement of inquiry was shared in the class. We worked in groups on one of the assigned topics like food chain, food webs, trophic levels, ecosystem and then each group presented their understanding in the class. We created presentations on the same using graphic organizers. We were introduced to the concept of biotechnology and the technique used in recombinant DNA technology i.e genetic engineering. We watched a video on recombinant DNA technology and explored the use of plasmids and the significance of this technique.

-Dhruv Garg

Physics: In the past two weeks, we have been introduced to a new topic called Radioactivity. Most of us already knew the basic information about this topic, hence we started this unit with a small and interactive recap. For a visual and organized understanding, we made a table that compared the different types of radiations, alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays.  Furthermore, to make the unit more interesting, we played a decay game in groups using dice, through which we learned about the concept of half-life. Lastly, to enhance and develop our research and communication skills, we were divided into groups, for a group presentation on applications of radioactivity [Fire and smoke detection, Medical imaging, Medical interventions, Archaeology and Food preservation].

-Neeharika

 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES We were introduced to a new unit, Sustainable management of Urban System and environments where we discussed about the related terminologies like centripetal movement, brownfield sites, counter urbanisation. We also linked this to the push and pull factors to an urban area and various consequences of urbanisation.

–  Mann Aswal

MATHEMATICS (Standard) We revised exponential functions and growth and decay word problems. We also applied the formulas to solve Arithmetic Progression and Geometric progression real life application sums.

– Garima Gill

MATHEMATICS (Extended) This week in math, we have taken our second formative assessment on probabilities. We discussed the formative assessment and clarified our doubts. Also, we played quizizz to revise the topics done previously for the challenge test scheduled for next week. We discussed exponential functions in relation to growth & decay word problems.

– Ishaan Mohan Gupta

 

FRENCH A formative assessment on criteria C and D was conducted in class. We discussed about advantages and disadvantages of internet and social network in the target language. We also watched a video based on the familial parent-children conflicts knowing when social networking is the major cause.

– Aryamoy Mitra

 

SPANISH Based on the resources shared by the teacher, we revised imperatives and advantages and disadvantages of internet.

 

HINDI Phase 3

We revised the basic concepts of grammar and practiced reading in the class. We also had formative assessments based on criteria C and D (Oral speaking skills)

 

Phase 4

We revised the basic concepts of grammar and practiced reading in the class. We also had formative assessments based on criteria C and D (Oral speaking skills)

 

ICT Over the last few weeks, our class progressed with respective Criterion C products. We added upon our already existing process journal entries and further refined our product complexity. Furthermore, along with the guidance of the teacher, we identified a checklist of requirements for a Criterion C submission (including a video illustrating the making/working of the app) as well as a deadline for the submission – October 27th.

 

– Aryamoy Mitra

DT During this week in our Product Design class, we created the project plan using Gantt chart. Each student received feedback for Criterion B and after incorporating the feedback we were graded for the same. We also started working on our products and are expected to complete it by next week.

 

– Krishnansh Khurana

 

 

 

MYP 5 Blog October, 2018

ENGLISH

We wound up our last unit, Language and Power, with a summative assessment and moved onto the new unit based on the book Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.  The unit began with a discussion, that lasted over four lessons, wherein the students shared their thoughts on essential elements of a dystopian text. Thought provoking and mature ideas presented. Some students also shared their prior knowledge of the topic and how dystopia is visually presented in a movie. The class continues to move onto fruitful activities discussing the same.

SCIENCE Biology: We carried out some practical experiments and took assessments. We took a formative assessment on osmosis, after which, we moved onto the new unit ‘Evolution and Inheritance’. We studied about Gregor Mendel and his laws of heredity. We also learned about monohybrid crosses, dihybrid crosses, and how to use punnet square to find out the genotype and phenotype of the offspring.

We also investigated the presence of starch and glucose in food samples by performing the food tests using iodine and Benedict’s reagent. After completing the experiment, we analysed the data and concluded the investigation.

By-Mann Aswal

Chemistry: The last two weeks in Chemistry were extremely exciting and engaging as we were introduced to several new concepts. We concluded our active learning of IUPAC naming by sketching and rehearsing structural formulae and doing practice problems in class.

 

Furthermore, we were introduced to the formation of three distinct fossil fuels and methods of extracting crude oil such as fracking and fractional distillation and also cracking We also discussed how bio detergents work and are better alternatives to traditional detergents. We learnt how polymers are an inevitable part of our daily life.

 

Finally, with the aid of a presentation, we revised certain trends in the period table. – a concept we had initially done last year.  We took self- notes regarding specific terms to be used while writing the responses during assessment.

by:  Aryamoy Mitra

 

Physics: We learned in detail about transformers and solved numerical based on the same. We appeared for a formative assessment. We worked in groups to understand disadvantages of high voltage and high current and presented the same using a Venn diagram. We started our next unit ‘Radioactivity’. We discussed the structure of an atom, radioactive radiation and forces in the nucleus.

 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES During the past two weeks, we continued with our unit Sustainable Management by analyzing case studies and framing research questions(investigation). Analyzing different sources helped us get a better understanding of the expectations of Criterion B and prepared us for the summative assessment.

-by Neeharika Goel

 

MATHEMATICS (Standard) We completed an assessment on Probability of Events. We analysed real life examples on exponential functions. We were able to connect the function form of f(x) = ab raised to the power x as a growth and decay expression. We are now looking forward to your monthly tests.
MATHEMATICS (Extended) We completed the last concept in the Probabilities unit – Conditional probability. We also had an assessment on simple probability. After receiving our grades, we discussed the assessment and worked on our focus areas. We also started arithmetic and geometric progression. We learnt the general formula, sum formula and also practiced the word problems and real life applications of arithmetic and geometric progressions.

 

-by Ishaan Mohan Gupta

 

FRENCH Phase 2

We wrapped up this unit by making posters on Safe Internet Surfing. We watched videos on the do’s and don’ts of Social Networking as well as measures that have to be taken to protect our privacy on these platforms. A collage of picture was given and we had to write the dialogues and narrations as part of a Creative Writing exercise.

 

SPANISH We took a formative assessment on criteria C and D. We explored the evolution  of means of communication thorough a video and a text.

 

HINDI Phase 3

We watched a Hindi feature film titled ‘Pankh’ which tells the story of an anonymous traveller’s arrival in a village and how he develops good connections there before disappearing. We also practiced Criterion A based on the same. We watched another short movie also named ‘The Joy of Giving’. We read a travelogue article ‘ek path ke liye ek shahar ki khoj’ and discussed how travelling to different places gives us an opportunity to explore history and old cultures. We read a story by Mukesh Nautiyal ‘ek boodhi kahani’ after which we discussed the challenges in life. We also wrote an article on – ‘Can we say life is a journey?’

 

 

Phase 4

We prepared a PPT on the uses and consequences of Internet in present times. We continued reading travelogues and discussed how travelling to different places gives us an opportunity to explore about History and old cultures. We read a story by Mukesh Nautiyal ‘ek boodhi kahani’ after which we discussed the challenges in life. We also wrote an article on – ‘Can we say life is a journey?’

ICT For the past 2 weeks, we have been rigorously working on our own digital products. While some are making websites, others are making app. What we’ve done during the past 10 working days, all falls under working towards the completion of criterion C. We also had a one-on-one feedback session in which we were given constructive feedback. Furthermore, we were sent samples to refer to make sure that we produce quality product and work to the best of our abilities.

–       By Dhruv Garg

 

DT For the past 2 weeks we have been rigorously working, towards the completion of our design portfolio. While developing our ideas and creating four sketches, we have been taking feedback from our classmates, that has enabled our designs to have a broader outlook. In the process, we developed our collaboration and thinking skills. Furthermore, we all were sent samples of the separate strands of the second criteria, to refer to, to make sure that we create products that are refined and we work to the best our abilities. The students were also notified about the deadline of this criteria, and were briefed, along the lines of each individual strand.

 

– by Rishav Haldar

 

MYP 5 Blog September

ENGLISH

We wrapped up Unit 1 with Individual Oral Presentations. As a preparation to this, a PPt was created in class by the teacher which was the result of a class discussion. Thereafter, each of us selected a source (any of the non-literary text types covered in the unit) we thought had potential for advocacy. After approval from the teacher, we analysed its content, structure, devices used, author, audience and perspectives existing within the text. We received meaningful feedback from our peers and teachers. We are now gearing up for the summative assessment on this unit.
SCIENCE Biology: We covered several unit related concepts in Biology. We ended and concluded the previous unit “Building Blocks” by learning about two specific concepts, fertilization and gametogenesis. We built upon previously learnt knowledge and were given pictorial representations of how gametogenesis takes place in males and females (spermatogenesis and oogenesis). We discussed the next few processes of implantation and gestation, the functioning of enzymes and made individual posters listing what enzymes were, illustrating the lock-and-key model (ES and EP complex) and explaining the concept of enzyme specificity.

Later, we commenced with our new unit “Green Canopy”. We were introduced to the details of the unit (GC, RC, KC) as well as an SOI and inquiry questions for the same. We initiated the unit by recapping the process of pollination and the two types of pollination (self and cross pollination). We performed a group activity on gaseous exchange in plants. We used various Microsoft tools for this.

-by Aryamoy Mitra

Physics:  In the course of the past two weeks, we learned about Fleming’s right-hand rule and its application on AC generators. We also outlined the difference between AC and DC motors. We learned about transformers, their working and their types.  Based on the previous concept, we took a formative assessment on electromagnets, and we also had a practical lesson on how the electromagnets work. This helped us to understand and practice a concept taught in class.

Furthermore, we had a group presentation task, where each group got a different concept to work on (DC motors, transformer, electromagnet, cells, etc). This helped us look back and revise the concepts covered in the unit.

-by Neeharika Goel

 

Chemistry:  The week started by comparing advantages, disadvantages and sustainability of the two methods for preparation of ethanol. This week, we were  introduced to the new concept, isomerism using layman’s terms. This simplified an otherwise tough concept. Further, during the week, we were shown examples to solve questions related to isomerism and then tested on our understanding. We learnt the two types of isomerism, chain and position.

– by Dhruv Garg

 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES In the past few weeks, we wrapped up our previous unit on social and civil rights and we started with our new unit, Sustainable Management of the Natural Environment. We had interactive class discussions and read a few case studies about the different climatic regions and their problems. We researched on deforestation and global warming and recently had our formative assessment on it. We had to write about the usefulness of the de-horning process of Rhino’s and its effect on the environment and on the species. We continue our current class with the economic view point of resource management.

 

By Inika Anand

MATHEMATICS (Standard) We learnt the Laws of Probability and its representation using tree diagram a grid and a Venn diagram.

More importantly, we learnt what are independent events and how the multiplication law helps us identify independent events.

 

MATHEMATICS (Extended) We have started with the unit ‘Probabilities’ and revised simple events, sample space and formula to find probability. We have understood the meaning of compound events, independent events and mutually exclusive events. We practiced a variety of questions to find probability using Venn diagram, two-dimensional grid, tree diagram and tabular form.

 

FRENCH Phase 2:

We received the feedback for our Formative Assessment and worked on the corrections. Afterwards, we carried on with practicing our grammar concepts (simple past tense and imperatives) from the relevant resource book. We further explored the “Surfer Prudent” website for continuation on the theme of Internet. To make our learning interactive, we have started to design posters to create awareness in school on safe utilization of Internet.

 

SPANISH After practicing “imperatives” and enjoying a treasure hunt, we made posters on usage of internet in school. We enjoyed a group activity where we were given cards on pros and cons of internet. We segregated them as per their use and understanding. This activity helped us in honing our social and thinking skills. We also learnt to synthesis a text and offer our opinions.

 

HINDI Phase 3

We watched Hindi feature film ‘Pankh’ which tells the story of an anonymous traveller’s arrival in a village and after developing good connections there, he disappears. We also practiced Criterion A based on the same. We watched another short movie named ‘The Joy of Giving’. We read travelogues and discussed how travelling to different places gives us opportunities to explore history and old cultures.

This week, we also had our formative assessments based on criteria B, C & D.

 

Phase 4

We worked on our own Hindi blogs and learning Hindi typing. We read many Hindi websites and blogs. We read travelogues and discussed how travelling to different places gives us opportunities to explore history and old cultures.

This week, we also had our formative assessments based on criteria B, C & D.

ICT We started criterion C for which all the students were eagerly waiting. Criterion C is when we create our digital product and also a process journal. We were instructed on how to maintain a process journal and referred to a check-list for the must-haves in it. As this is an online process journal, we have been given the task of screen-recording the process of making the product and presenting it in the journal itself.
The students made two entries each for two weeks. They are expected to continue with the same. We are regularly taking feedback from our peers to improve the quality of our products.

 

– by Dhruv Garg

 

DT In the course of the past two weeks, we started working on criterion B of our portfolios. We have written a lot of portfolios but every time there is something new to learn. For this particular unit, we learned how to use Revit, a modelling software. We started working on criterion B by identifying the design specification. Then each one of us thought of four different designs. While some were finishing the theoretical part of the portfolio, others were creating layouts and making elevations for the school being designed by us.

-by Neeharika Goel

 

 

 

MYP 5 Blog September 2018

 

ENGLISH We have explored various text types over the past few weeks and have examined how they lend themselves to advocacy. As part of the preparation for our next formative assessment, we have identified a source (blog/editorial/feature article etc) and evaluate how it lends itself to advocacy/critical discourse. The presentation is being prepared after a sample was created in class through a discussion on a feature article on Ableism. We are now in the process of making our Individual Oral Presentations for this task.
SCIENCE Biology: We learned about the human reproductive system. We did a group-based task in which we used the given information card on parts and function of male and female reproductive parts and summarized our understanding in a table. We also labelled a diagram on the same. We observed different stages of mitosis using prepared slides. We took a formative assessment on nervous system.

Chemistry: We learnt the basics of organic chemistry i.e. how to name the organic compound using the number of carbon atoms and learnt some mnemonic for the same. We discussed the general formula for various hydrocarbons, alkanes, alkenes and alcohols. We learnt and practiced deriving the names, molecular formula and structural formula using the general formula for the first five members of each group. We discussed their physical and chemical properties and also their uses in our daily life. We discussed the term homologous series and correlated the characteristic properties of the same with the hydrocarbon series, alkanes, alkenes and alcohols. We discussed the two methods for preparation of ethanol and compared their advantages, disadvantages and sustainability.

Physics: We learned about DC motors, AC generators and Transformers and watched videos on the same. We made our notes from the handouts given to us during the class as well as from the videos. We discussed our homework.

 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES This week in Individuals and societies we were introduced to the new unit Sustainable Management of Natural Environments. We formulated our own inquiry question related to the topic. We did a recap on factors affecting climate of a place and analysed the graph pertaining to different climate zones, discussed their flora and fauna and human impact on these regions.

 

MATHEMATICS (Standard) We reflected on our learning of linear inequalities this week. We also connected the coordinate space to Vector notations. We learnt how to add, subtract and multiply vectors and find the resultant vectors.

 

MATHEMATICS (Extended) We reflected on our learning of linear inequalities and used most of the graphing tools on Assessprep to practice this week. We also connected the coordinate space to vector notations. We learnt how to represent, add, subtract and multiply vectors and find the resultant vectors. We also practiced applications of vectors using the concept of bearing.

 

FRENCH We learnt advantages and disadvantages of internet, the do’s and don’ts while using Internet, and how Internet has made our life easier by exploring interactive resources and websites such as “SurferPrudent.com”. We also explored the theme of safe online shopping and measures to protect our personal identity while accessing different social networks. To strengthen complex grammatical structures such as Simple Past tense (in negative form) and imperatives, activities that require collaborative thinking and management skills such as “Jenga” and “Catch the Fish” were conducted in class.

 

SPANISH After revising “imperatives” we implemented our learning and understanding in finding the treasure. We enjoyed “La busqueda de tesoro” (Treasure hunt) which honed our social skills to help each other in finding the treasure and communication skills to understand the instruction.

 

HINDI Phase 3

We discussed why we celebrate Hindi Diwas. We wrote our messages for Hindi Diwas. We also practiced writing paragraphs and shared these with our peers in class. We discussed grammar concepts like ling, vachan and Kaal and how these concepts affect the sentence structure.

 

Phase 4

We discussed why we celebrate Hindi Diwas. We wrote our messages for Hindi Diwas. We also practiced writing paragraphs and shared these with our peers in class. We discussed grammar concepts like ling, vachan and Kaal and how these concepts affect the sentence structure.

 

ICT We have started creating our digital designs for the unit on tourism. This caters to criterion C which is ‘creating solutions’. It is enjoyable for us as we have decided on these designs independently and our focus is on creating good products for our clients. This task is challenging our problem-solving skills as we are trying to resolve issues related to app and website creation. We have been given a wide variety of tools to be utilized to create our products. The few tools that we are using are MIT app inventor, Dreamweaver, Python and Xcode. To develop better social skills, we are regularly interacting with our peers and taking their feedback.

 

DT We are developing a detailed design specification which will outline the success criteria for the design of a solution based on the data collected. Next week, we will work on presenting a range of feasible design ideas.