Extended: We understood the concept of domain, range and co-domain. We used different functions to find the same using mapping diagrams, set representations and graphs. We also discussed the vertical line test in class and solved composite of functions at different values.
Standard: We understood the concept of domain, range and co-domain. We used different functions to find the same using mapping diagrams, set representations and graphs. We also discussed the vertical line test and solved linear functions f(x) = mx+c, clearly identifying relations and functions.
We understood the concept of relation and function. We made presentations on domain, range and real life examples of different types of mapping. We used different functions to find the same using mapping diagrams, set representations and graphs.
Physics: We made posters showing real life application of Newton’s laws of motion. We learned about conservation of momentum and performed an activity using marbles and inclined plane to understand the law of conservation of momentum. We learned about impulse and linked it to real life applications such as to why fielders move their hand backwards after catching a ball.
Biology: We observed the effect of hydrogen peroxide concentration on catalase enzyme activity. We concluded our first unit with a formative assessment on enzymes, wherein we expressed our knowledge by creating posters.
Chemistry: From group one to eighteen, period one to seven, we explored the periodic table in depth. Later in the unit, we went into the details of each group of the periodic table through our group presentations. We acquired knowledge of the different reactions that occur with different elements and the physical and chemical properties as well. We wound up this week with a formative assessment testing our knowledge and skills related to the periodic table.
by: Nandini Saluja
Language and Literature:
For the past two weeks in our language and literature lessons, we have been working on our presentations for the formative assessment. Having worked in groups, we explored ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ further and in more depth, as each group was handling a specific day from the novella. We analyzed the structure, language, character development, and symbolism. We concluded the unit by analyzing Hemingway’s own interpretation of his work.
By Nandini Saluja
Individual & Societies: During the last two weeks we have been engaged in a variety of interactive assignments. We started by presenting our infographics on water conflicts around the world, which aided us in understanding why resources need to be managed and what are the consequences of ineffective resource management. We moved on to the exploration of an interesting concept of how tourism functions through a model proposed by Butler. We enhanced our understanding of the topic by selecting a place and representing it on Butler’s model. We wound up the unit with one last activity about the ways to encourage students from our school to reduce their ecological footprint and how to advertise this change.
Spanish: We learnt to talk about a picture or a text. After practicing on a few texts, we took an oral formative assessment. We discussed how communication has evolved with the passing of time.
French: Phase 1 & 2: We explored numerous resources to deepen our understanding of using Internet safely. We made posters that create awareness of Internet safety, advantages and disadvantages for youngsters. We also learnt the formation of Imperatives in affirmative and negative forms. We made posters on the rights and duties of being an Internet user. We also discussed our homework sheet and worked on the feedback received.
We watched a Hindi feature film ‘Pankh’ which tells the story of an anonymous traveler’s arrival to a village, how he develops good connections there and disappears afterwards. We also had Criterion A practice based on the film. We watched another short movie 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 the opportunity to explore history and old cultures.
This week we also had our Formative assessments based on criteria B, C & D.
We worked on our own Hindi blogs and learned to type in Hindi. We read through a variety of Hindi websites, blogs and travelogue articles in order to discuss how travelling to different places gives us the opportunity to explore history and old cultures. We watched a Hindi feature film ‘Pankh’, which tells the story of an anonymous traveler’s arrival to a village, how he develops good connections there and disappears afterwards. We also had Criterion A practice based on the film.
This week we had our Formative assessments based on criteria B, C and D.
Digital Design: These two weeks were dedicated to working on Criterion B, which revolves around creating designs, receiving feedback and developing the designs with more precision. We had regular feedback sessions with our teachers and peers to assess the impact of our designs on the viewers. This is a good strategy to improve the quality of our digital products. Amidst all the tough grind, we played a game of Kahoot based on ICT facts. The quiz was surely enjoyed by all, and was amusing and educational at the same time. We are looking forward to creating our digital products using the applications we have decided upon.
Product Design: Our class started with criterion B of the design cycle by creating the design specification stating all the necessary details of our product. We designed a few feasible sketches for our client to choose from. After this exercise, we got constructive peer feedback which enabled us to improve the design. Then we planned and drew a final design for our product with all the details, like dimensions, colour and materials. To sum it up, we finished criterion B in two very eventful and interesting weeks.
Music: We had a formative assessment on the topic ‘Elements of music’, where we listened to a piece of music and identified all the musical elements and critically evaluated the piece in terms of tempo, texture, structure, pitch, articulations and dynamics.
PHE: We inquired into using the Karvonen Formula – a way to use mathematics to determine our target heart rate (HR) training zone. We applied it in practice with our designated partners. Each one was allocated a client interview to administer the Karvonen formula on. We also played sports of our choice and practised related skills in sports EDGE.
Visual Art: We completed the layout and started our final practical work. We conducted a research on different material to be used in our final mural work, as we are trying to introduce different materials, including those of waste, such as mirror, glass, broken tiles, plywood, MDF board, cardboard and many more. Through our art work we are trying to create a new language.