Tag archives for Scientific

Connections to the Natural World

The Adventurers continue to inquire into connections within the realm of our natural world. This week we have been investigating how different organisms are connected together in the Tundra ecosystem. We have created research questions and then independently researched a different animal, insect or plant from that ecosystem. We have also created a beautiful giant mural of the Tundra outside Read full article »

Multiple Intelligences

Check out this interesting website where you can investigate what sort of learning styles you have. http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks1/ict/multiple_int/index.htm   Read full article »

The Fairy Scientist.

Here is a wonderful short video of a six year old girl who knows how to be a scientist and an inquirer. What do you think her parents have said, or perhaps more importantly not said to help her to be an inquiring learner? Read full article »

Are You the Forest King ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157627653909147/ This is the story of our classes' inquiry into the story of "Are You the Forest King?" by local Author Penny Reyes Velasco. Over the last week we have produced many child led responses both oral and written to this text, have made connections to scientific standards within our interconnectedness unit and developed our self directed plus connection/collaboration¬†learning dispositions. Please Read full article »

Biosphere Experiment pt.3 in the Community Garden.

        Our biospheres have gone into the community garden! They have survived in the class for 15 weeks. That's 105 days without extra water or air and they still are alive! In our classroom there is air conditioning and the temperature is only 25 degrees C. If biospheres are to survive on other planets then they would need to be able Read full article »

Biosphere Experiment – Pt 2.

Just to give some more background to what we are doing. The Biosphere experiments conducted in the US some years back were essentially in preparation for extended group-living in space, on other planets. A crew of volunteers entered into and lived together isolated from everything in an artificially cocooned environment, with its own internal ecosystem which mimicked an average Earth Read full article »

Seeing is Believing – The Wonders of the Solar System.

¬† The picture above shows a rather striking image of the great planet Jupiter sitting majestically in the blackness of space. It is flanked by four of its beautiful moons, Ganymede, Callisto, Europa and the fiery volcanic moon Io. However for me as a teacher at International School Manila, the true wonder of this image lies in the fact that this Read full article »

Investigating Biospheres.

During our research we discovered something called the Eden Project, which is made up of Biomes or Biospheres. We were also investigating¬† the wonders of the Solar System and it made us question if it would be possible to live on other planets and how people could do this. We also found something about this in a Discovery Channel Video Read full article »

Communicating.

Literacy and the power of words. Reading, writing and verbal communication.

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