The following inquiry-based science kits will be integrated into our IB Units of Inquiry.
unit concentrates on heat, magnetism and electricity as energy
transfers. The interaction of magnetic materials is explored through
investigation. Students explore electrical circuits and apply their
knowledge to build and electromagnet.
States of Matter
units have laid the foundation for a more in-depth study of the states
of matter. Students explore the physical properties of solids, liquids,
and gases through measurement and observation and investigation into
the changes of states and apply what they discover to heat transfer and
The View From the Earth
make long-term observations of the position of the sun and moon in the
sky to develop an understanding of relative distances, the appearance
of movement across the sky, and relate it to day and night, Earth’s
orbit, the spin of the Earth, and the visible shape of the moon. The
unit concludes with a look into fossils and evidence of environment and
changes in the history of the Earth.
Organisms in Their Environment
take a deeper look into the requirements of plants and animals to
survive, the roles animals play in their environments, and how some
animals and plants have variations that give them an advantage for
survival. Students apply what they know and explore the effect of
change on the environment.