Extended: During the past 2 weeks, we were engaged in the exciting world of statistics. We learnt the measures of central tendency and dispersion. We also practiced the introduction of the box and whisker plot. We understood the different forms of data and how to use it.
By Ananyashree Mishra
Standard: We started a new unit of statistical analysis by learnt about different types of
data, and revised measures of central tendencies. We engaged in an active class
discussion on our prior knowledge of statistics, related concepts and debatable issues
around it. The need for analysis of data was discussed and how it aids understanding
of our world. We practiced different ways of representing data such as stem and leaf
plots and box and whiskers. Under box and whiskers, we learnt about quartiles, how to
represent data and the five-point summary. We extended beyond our prior learning of
outliers and analysed group data.
We familiarized ourselves with class width, modal class, how to find the mean for group
data and cumulative frequency curves. We have been assigned a task to understand
human growth parameters and collect data through a survey for analysis. It is a
challenging and interesting assignment and we look forward to working towards it in the coming week.
By : Aanya Chowbey
Physics: These two weeks we learned about waves. This topic was introduced with
chain of students making different types of waves. Our teacher demonstrated how
waves work using a wave simulator called a ripple tank. We also participated in a fun
activity where we learnt about reflection and how plain mirrors create a virtual image.
We learned about different types of waves and used a slinky to demonstrate them. We
performed an activity on refraction and understood the difference between reflection
and total internal reflection, followed by real life application of these concepts, for
example SONAR, Endoscopy and optical fiber.
By: Aayush Rathaur
Biology: In the past two weeks, the summative for our integrated unit 'Scientific
Unification' was conducted and the answers were discussed. A formative based on our understanding and reflection of the unit 'Genetics' was also organized, where we represented our knowledge of personality traits in the form of a KWL chart and a Venn diagram. Later in the week, a formative based completely on the Punnett square was held which assisted us in creating Punnett squares based on real-life examples. We also began with the discussion and revision of Term 1 topics to prepare for our upcoming Term End Assessment.
By: Tamanna Rathore
Chemistry: We discussed how the covalent compounds are formed. We analyzed the
structure of covalent compounds to explain the properties exhibited by them. We
practiced to diagrammatically represent some covalent molecules. We observed some
samples of metals and the properties exhibited by them. We discussed the physical
properties of metals and explained them on the basis of metallic bonding. We discussed
the need of alloying and uses of common alloys in daily life.
by: Vedant Rana – MYP 4C
Language and Literature:
During the last 2 weeks, we developed skills like analysis, text interpretation and
producing persuasive text. We learnt how to analyze text and a video clip and how to
summarize effectively. We also prepared a speech stepping into the role of Macduff,
asking people of Scotland, Norway and England to join his noble army to overthrow the
tyrant Macbeth. The emphasis on analysis has improved our thinking skills and has
prepared us for the Term End Assessments.
By: Ansh Aggarwal
Individual & Societies:
We discussed factors affecting growth and development with the help of some
examples. We compared growth with development and examined the similarities and
differences between the two concepts. We evaluated the impact of conflict on the GDP
and presented our findings with the help of graphs.
We discussed an employer's demand and requisites for a job post and talked about
different job requirements according to varied professional realms. We took the
formative assessment and received feedback.
In our current unit, we explored how to apply for a job. We are preparing for a job fair,
which will be conducted at the end of the April in the class. We enjoyed a peer
assessed formative assessment where we understood each strand of criterion B. We
got detailed feedback from the teacher on both formative and summative assessments.
Phase 1 and 2
During these two weeks, we have learnt the structure of a CV and a cover letter. We
have learnt how to design it according to the job announcement or internship
opportunities and identified different formats of a cover letter with the accompanying
vocabulary and expressions. We appeared for the formative assessment on criterion B,
for which we received feedback on our performance and understood how to avoid
making mistakes in the upcoming assessments. The most fascinating way to conclude
this unit will be the student led presentations that will commence at the end of this
month. We have been assigned tasks: preparation of CV and cover letters, preparation
of job announcements, and the interview panel. We are working on implementation of
our learning to appear for summative assessment on criteria C and D (oral).
Under our unit “hamare shehar aur hamare gaun”, students discussed the features of a
village and how village life is different from city life. We discussed the rural and urban
areas using OPVL (Opportunity, Purpose, Value and Limitations) and talked about how
a person changes his or her lifestyle and needs when one moves from a rural to an
urban area. We also touched upon the topic of migration and the factors affecting and
leading to migration. Finally, to assess our understanding a formative assessment of
criteria C and D was conducted, where we worked teams to create a PPT on our
Digital Design: Last week, we completed our assignment based on criterion C for our E-
portfolio and received feedback. We are now working on criterion D, where feedback is
required, to test and evaluate our product developed in criterion C. We are applying our
communication skills to take guidance on our final product. We will also have to manage
our time properly to meet deadlines.
By: Priyansh Goel
Product Design: This week we completed working on Criterion B and started Criterion C
(creating the solution), practicing software like Revit and Google Sketch Up to create
our final solution, make the production plan and demonstrate the required technical
skills in our portfolios. Our knowledge of the session on standard dimensions of the
furniture which was held last week helped us in creating our product.
Music: We chose a particular artist to research about, Michael Jackson, researched
about his childhood and his professional career and made a poster. We mainly focused
on his contribution to society through his songs.We also analyzed two of his most impactful songs. We assessed the song & lyrics and musicality. Upon completion, we narrated the report and recorded our voices. We started composing our song for task 3. We researched different types of chord progressions, heated topics in the society and more.
By: Harshal Agarwal
In past two weeks we covered many concepts; we started off by working on our 15
pages. We started collecting evidence for our work. Most of us have refined the role of
being a coach and are half way through being a client. We performed a class activity,
wherein we displayed our understanding of the questions required to complete our
work. We have started with our final submission of our e-Portfolio unit.
By: Mannat Sahu.
Visual Art: We have started the unit ‘3D clay modelling animation movie’. We have
finalised the characters, the script and created our storyboards based on different social
issues. We are practicing the art of creating characters in clay as well as the set design
for our story using waste materials like cardboard, paper pulp etc. For the different
scenes of the story, we have developed different sequences and are working on the
technical aspects of creating light and sound effects in our storyboards.
Drama: The past two weeks have been rather productive. We have been putting together a script for a forum theater performance. Over the past week, we have delved deeper into the characters and their thought process as well as the concept of oppression. We have also had several discussions regarding the meaning of being opposed, the people who are oppressed, and communal oppression. These conversations and discussions have helped us form opinions, understand the life we live in better, and introduced us to certain spectrum of opinions and viewpoints we otherwise would not have explored.
By: Tripti Kaur